Theatre & Dance

Recent Alumni

Text Box: Lauren Berman ‘15


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Lauren is employed at PHL17 News as an associate producer. She recently did a concert reading with Theatre Ariel in October and will be working with Matt Weil at the Ritz Theatre in 2016.


Text Box: Dane Eissler ‘15



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Post graduation, Dane lives a fulfilling life creating, writing, directing, performing, and producing "edgy, funny, and unique" image-driven work in both Philadelphia and Chicago. Dane's most recent project, the world premiere production of his original theatre fable, Forever Fetal, is currently planning its 2016 tour.

Text Box: Tyler Garamella ‘14



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Since graduation, Tyler has acted in several independent films and theatre pieces, including a devised physical theatre piece called "Beyond the Light," which has been performed in Philadelphia, Vermont, and NYC. He recently relocated to Chicago to continue his pursuit in theatre, film, and comedy.


Text Box: Christina Higgins ‘15




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Christina Higgins is currently the Community Outreach Director of BrainSpunk Theater, and an apprentice in arts administration at Theatre Horizon. She is performing in a variety of productions in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Text Box: Katie Knoblock ‘13



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After graduating in 2013, Katie Knoblock was accepted into the Masters of Sciences in Teaching Drama program at Rowan. She is now a full-time drama teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Katie continues to audition and act as well.

Text Box: Hayley Soldberg ‘15



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Since graduation, Hayley is now a paraprofessional with the Arc of Gloucester and currently teaches dance at the Studio at Mainstage Center for the Arts and runs the dance competition team at NJ’s Got Talent studio.


Text Box: Andy Spinosi ‘15




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Andy is currently enrolled in Rowan University's Graduate Program. He is working towards attaining a Master's of Science in Teaching Theatre.


Text Box: Katie Verde ‘14




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Katie Verde is a NJ/Philly based actor. She premiered her piece "Pretty Tall for a Hobbit" at the 2015 Philly Fringe Arts and more recently was in EgoPo's "The Children's Hour" as Evelyn Munn.


Text Box: Heather Knoll ‘14

After graduating in 2014 with a degree in Theatre Design/Tech, Heather furthered her skills through a year long Production Fellowship at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. She has also worked in various technical positions at the Ocean City Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and works part-time as a Senior Technician at Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square, PA.


Text Box: James Lewis ‘15



James is currently working with Midnight Productions, a small production company based in Bucks County, PA. He will also be working with Matt Weil on a production of Gruesome Playground Injuries at the Ritz Theatre in June 2015.


The Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to be in touch with its alumni and welcomes news on alumni activities and accomplishments.  If you are interested in sharing your information or finding out more about the department's current activities, please contact Department Chair and Professor of Theatre and Dance, Dr. Elisabeth Hostetter at 856-256-4500-3314 or via email at

View our Slidshow of past productions ranging from the 1960's to mid 2000's:

Past Productions Slideshow