Class of 2014
Sallie Bieterman: Actress
Sallie is studying at Emerson College, where she is earning a BFA in Theatre & Performance (Acting) and minoring in History and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Her scholarly pursuits and interests include musical theatre, history, playwriting, Greek mythology, dramaturgy, literature, and feminism. To supplement her acting training, she studies voice with Amy Dancz and attends class at Boston Ballet.
At Emerson, Sallie is a founding member of Emerson Playwright's Collective, and has performed with Musical Theatre Society, most recently in the first full production of a new musical, The Road of Life. She is an Equity Membership Candidate in the Actor’s Equity Association EMC program as well.
Following her work at the Washington DC headquarters of the Women's March on Washington, Sallie set to work harnessing the political power of theatre to spur action in the face of the country's current climate. Mounting a staged reading of It Can't Happen Here, a Sinclair Lewis play about the rise of a totalitarian dictatorship in the U.S., in February 2016.
Sallie is involved with Emerson Shakespeare Society and is a member of the EmShakes Company. Appearing in the autumn as Mme. Pernelle in their season-opener, Tartuffe, she has appeared in many of their productions, most recently in the 'Shakespearience' production of A Comedy of Errors, in which she played Adriana. She also took on the role of Rosencrantz in their all-female production of Hamlet in April 2017, and attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC during January 2018.
Web site: http://salliebieterman.com
Class of 2008
Chazz Kaskes: Actor & Tech
Chazz is a member of Unexpected Productions Improv Ensemble (Seattle, WA) and UP North (Lynnwood, WA). He's a Theatre Tech for Snohomish School District & Northshore Performing Arts Center.
Class of 2006
Brooke Butler: Professional Actress
Brooke studied at the University of Southern California where she is an active member of the department. Her mentor and former acting professor graduated with the first theatre class at Julliard and has been a real inspiration for Brooke. She's performed in Retribution, C.S.I. ("Tell-Tale Hearts"), and J.A.W.
Elyse Smith: Professional Opera Singer
Elyse studied vocal Performance at the University of Michigan. She performed in the opera La Bohème, and was accepted into the Spring Music Program. She studied Italian opera in Florence, Italy, and performed in Venice, Florence, and other locations throughout Italy. Elyse's studies were under the direction of Freda Herseth, Chair of Voice, at the University of Michigan School of Music.
Class of 2005
Derek Carley: Professional Actor
Based out of New York City, Derek has toured the country with the Broadway-bound production of Flashdance: The Musical. He has been involved with Wagon Wheel Theater in Indiana, St. Louis MUNY, NYC Fringe, and Seacoast Rep.
Web site: http://www.derekcarley.com/
Class of 2003
Tim Campbell: Professional Opera Singer
Tim Campbell (baritone) attended Pepperdine University on a theater and music scholarship and traveled with the Pepperdine Theater Program to the Fringe Festival 2004 in Edinburgh with its production of The Grapes of Wrath. In 2006, In Heidelberg with the Pepperdine Opera Program , he sang the part of "Marcello" in the first act of La Bohème, as well as performing in several other roles. In 2007, he received the John Raitt Award as an outstanding graduate of the Fine Arts Department of Pepperdine University, as well as the "Outstanding Graduate and Service Award" from the Music Department.
He accepted on a full tuition scholarship and teaching stipend to the USC Thornton School of Music in 2007, graduating with his M.M.
Recently, Tim has received plaudits for his burgeoning career as an audio book narrator. He has been cited for his "incredible" narration of Ward Larsen's Stealing Trinity (Frank Troncale, Oceanview Publishing), and praised as "A talented narrator with a bright future in audio books" (Mark Stewart, Audio Realms Publishing). Tim is the voice of Greg Loomis's Lang Reilly Thrillers series, and Ward Larsen's Jammer Davis series. All of his titles are available on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.
Class of 2002
Evan Hernandez: Professional Actor
Evan graduated Cum Laude from the University of Evansville with a B.S. in Theatre Performance. He performed in 7 productions during his time there, and won a collegiate regional award for play-writing. Since graduation, he has starred in The Real Thing at the Actor's Repertory Theatre of the Inland Northwest, and performed in both Laughter on the 23rd Floor and The Underpants with SecondStory Repertory. Evan also toured in the Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet, in which he played five characters, including "Mercutio" and "Juliet's Nurse."
Class of 1999
Mick Lauer: Professional Voice Actor
Mick is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He trained in Shakespearean performance studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts as a pupil of animation voiceover hero, Jay Snyder. Mick has been cast in several independent films, numerous theatrical productions, and hundreds of voiceovers. Mick lives in Minneapolis, and is known online as RicePirate.
Lars Bjorn: Master Electrician
Currently at Brigham Young University, Lars is the Master Electrician (lighting) for the Young Ambassadors, a Music/Dance/Theatre touring group. He toured with the group during its performance in mainland China and South Korea back in 2005. He has also toured Southern California, Australia, the southwest US, and Scandinavia.
Class of 1994
Bengt Anderson: Film Producer and Director
Bengt is a TV/Film Producer who has produced such shows as Top Chef and The Marriage Ref. He has also directed Undercover Boss. Bengt studied acting at The California Institute of the Arts – BFA (2000).
Web site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1980925/
Rebecca Olson: Professional Actor
Rebecca has worked with the Seattle Shakespeare Company, the Salt Lake Acting Company, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Wooden O Theatre Productions, Seattle Public Theater, Capitol Hill Arts Center, Theatre Schmeater, Rain City productions and Woodinville Repertory Theatre, where she served on the board.
Rebecca has done extensive work in print, television and voiceover.
Web site: http://www.rebeccaolson.com/
Class of 1993
Andrew Amondson: Professional Actor, Art Direction, Sound Department, Producer for the Film Industry
Web site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1502567/
Chad Afanador: Professional Actor
Chad is a member of the Creede Repertory Theatre in Denver, Colorado.
Class of 1990
Nathan Amondson: Professional Production Film Production Designer
Nathan Amondson started his career in Los Angeles working in feature films as a storyboard/concept artist. During this time, he worked on such Hollywood blockbusters as Legally Blonde, Ella Enchanted and The Italian Job.
Nathan transitioned into production design, working with Director William Wenders on Land Of Plenty, which debuted in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. He followed up with Don't Come Knocking, which competed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005, and which also earned Amondson a nomination for Best Production Design at the German Film Awards in 2006.
Some of his more recent work as a production designer includes Trespass with Nicolas Cage & Nicole Kidman (directed by Joel Schumacher) and Drive Angry 3D starring Nicolas Cage (directed by Patrick Lussier).
Web site: http://www.amondson.com/
David A. Miller: Professional Director, Playwright and Educator
David A. Miller is a NYC-based director, playwright, and educator. As a director, teaching artist, actor, stage manager or administrator, David has worked with theaters throughout the country, including Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Annex Theatre, Wooden O Theatre, Printer's Devil Theater, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theater, Hangar Theater, Syracuse Stage, The New Acting Company, The Kennedy Center, Vital Theatre Company, Dixon Place and Amphibian Stage Productions (where he is a Company Member).
David is currently an adjunct faculty member at Wagner College, The City College of New York and Kingsborough Community College in New York City. David is the Artistic Director of The Artful Conspirators. He is proud to be a Drama League Director alumni and received his MFA in Directing at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Web site: http://www.mrdavidmiller.com/
Class of 1989
Beth Madsen Orme: Drama & Math Teacher
Beth is a teacher at Roosevelt High School with Ruben Van Kempen. She's been a director of the Washington State Thespian Society, and is a current board member of The Washington State Thespian Society She was inducted Washington State Thespian Society Hall of Fame in 2012.