Congratulations to our 2012 Outstanding Graduate
Each May, we recognize the exceptional work of our college's top seniors with the Outstanding Graduate award.
Lindsay Kipnis earned degrees in French and Theatre Arts and has been awarded Outstanding Graduate in both the Modern Language and Literature and Theatre Arts departments. Her hard work and talents garnered Lindsay many awards and honors at Pacific: She is a Powell Scholar and was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa Society in her junior year.
Lindsay worked on more than a dozen productions as a scenic painter, board operator, dancer and choreographer. She served as a "Writing in the Disciplines" peer writing mentor and in her junior year began stage-managing for main stage shows. She was honored with a Meritorious Achievement award in Stage Management from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
She has a full summer ahead: an internship at the Summer Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA; travel to Israel as part of the Birthright Israel program; then to France, where she has been named a teaching assistant in English by the French government for the 2012-2013 academic year. Her posting is to the Academy of Reims.
Meet Our Outstanding 2011 Graduate
Kristen Bloom is a hard worker, a great listener, and is brilliant at juggling multiple demands for her attention. She has worked on almost every production in the Theatre Arts Department for the last four years, mostly as a Stage Manager, often volunteering extra hours during crunch week. She has also been a Production Stage Manager (mentoring other student Stage Managers), a Co-lighting Designer, a work-study employee, and our Student Representative.
She has done all of this while also working for Student Life, first as a Resident Assistant (RA) and then as an Assistant Resident Director; she belongs to the National Residence Hall Honorary. But that's not all! Kristen has been the technical director for a production by the Stockton Opera Association, and has held internships at Sacramento Music Circus and Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre.
Kristen is a member of the national honor societies Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta, and she was active in Theta Alpha Phi, the national theatre honors fraternity, serving as our chapter President this year. She will begin graduate studies in the fall at Pacific in Educational Administration and Leadership, with an emphasis in Student Affairs.
Theatre Arts Alum Receives "Associate Casting Director of the Year" Award
Jenny Treadwell '05 has received the Seymour Heller Award for "Associate Casting Director of the Year" by the Talent Managers Association. This was her third nomination for this award in the past three years, which is impressive in and of it self. Jennifer has been working in casting for the past eight years and is also no stranger to acting herself. From her first role at the age of 8 as The Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, through graduating from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts, Jennifer has starred in Bus Stop; Betty's Summer Vacation; King Lear; Pride's Crossing; A View From the Bridge; The Importance of Being Ernest, and more. During her senior year at Pacific she produced and directed Theta Alpha Phi's annual Revue "Battle of the Sexes," which earned over $2,500.00 for Broadway Cares: Equity fights Aids Foundation, in only ONE weekend, beating the record for the fraternity's past fund-raising efforts.
Students and Faculty Participate in Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Professors Cathie McClellan, Gary Armagnac and Lisa Tromovitch presented workshops at the annual Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held at Humboldt State University February 14-18, 2011.
- Professors Armagnac and Tromovitch taught "Working in Production with Shakespeare's First Folio."
- Professor McClellan presented tips on creating 19th century hairstyles in the workshop "Beyond Braids and Buns," and costume-design tips in the workshop "Straight Lines and Curves, or, That T-Mobile Striped Dress."
- Theatre Arts student Kristin Bloom presented her Stage Management portfolio for last fall semester's production of Godspell.
- Theatre Arts majors Alison Koch '11, Katie Woerner '14 and Samantha Cook '14, and Theatre Arts minor Alex Ruano '11 were among the nominees who competed for the Irene Ryan acting scholarship.