Performance Production alum and scenic designer Jason Sims (‘05), who has recently earned his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has been awarded Live Design Magazine and USITT’s 2012 Rising Star Award, which recognizes exceptional scenic, lighting, sound, and projection designers in the first four years of their professional career. The award will be presented on March 28 at the USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, CA.
You can read the full story here.
Freilah Allen-Sonn (‘88) is still designing wearable art . Freilah is part owner in a store, The Enchanted Closet, located at 119 State Ave. N., Kent, WA, 98030; phone 253.850.4968. The Enchanted Closet is an artist’s gallery, featuring all kinds of art from local artists, including Fashions By Freilah. They are always looking for new artists, so please contact them if you have art of any kind to sell; or just come on in just to look around & say hi! They are open Tuesday thru Friday, or by appointment. They will have a booth at the Pagan Pride Festival in Federal Way in September. Freilah has revamped her web site, and you can check it out at: http://home.earthlink.net/~freilahfash/
On a personal note, Freilah put in a flag stone patio this summer, and she is enjoying growing her very first vegetable garden, with 15 different fruits & vegetables (the debate goes on—tomato, fruit or vegetable?) And the grand children are growing like weeds!
Also, she is still trying to return John Newstrom’s hat to him; if anyone can help, that would be great!
Shaun “Pinky” Estell (‘07) is the Technical Director for the 2nd stage/ Conservatory at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco for one more season, at the end of which, he plans to go to grad school and get his M.F.A. in Stage Automation, hopefully at North Carolina School of the Arts to which he will be applying this Fall. And other than enjoying life and doing a bit of traveling he continues to work for event services companies setting up lights, sound, and sets for big parties, concerts, and such.
Andrea Gibson (‘92) is up to much the same as she has been, but more so. She’s been doing some artwork; including making jewelry, cards and origami boxes. She’s been experimenting with combining different materials such as paper, metal, wire, beads and fabric for different effects. Andrea has sold some of her artwork, but mostly she has been working for her own enjoyment.
Other than that she has been doing a little travelling, a little gardening and more socializing than in quite a while - mostly with fellow PP grads.
Luke Kehrwald (‘07) is still working on growing his business, Performance Sound. Luke has recently moved away from doing much theater work and is primarily focusing on small scale concerts and other one-off events. As the business grows Luke continues freelancing as a sound engineer around the Seattle/Puget Sound area. http://performancesound.net/
Andy Rampulla-Greenlee (’06) is currently a Graduate Student of Art Education. She is also employed by her department of study as a Graduate Assistant. She and her husband will be celebrating a renewal of their vows this summer in Pennsylvania, and her son is now almost 7 months old. She is not active in the theatre community at the moment, but instead is beginning to work on illustrating a children’s book.
Roberta Christensen (‘95) has been a freelance television producer and theatre artist since graduating from Cornish in 1995. Many of Roberta’s theatre pieces have run along Hollywood’s Theatre Row, in the NoHo Arts District and in The Geffen Playhouse. Four T.V. projects have been Emmy Nominated and seen by millions on NBC, ABC, FOX, BRAVO, HBO, TLC and soon TNT. When not working on set or in an edit bay, Roberta paints and sculpts. She will be launching RED Couch Gallery in the summer of 2009 with fellow Cornish Grad and Award Winning Radio Producer - Shelli Gonshorowski! Stay tuned!
Shannon Reagan-Dunham (‘98) will be a vendor at FaerieWorlds in Eugene, OR this summer. She will be starting a puppet troupe in the fall. Shannon has started writing plays again. http://wyndwolfpuppets.homestead.com/