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The Birds by Aristophanes, Friars Cell in the basement of Stephen Hall 1973
The Birds by Aristophanes
The Friars Cell, 1973
The Friars Cell was located in the former Television Room in the basement of  Stephen Hall from 1969 to 1982. In 1994 Stephen Hall was renovated and became the Feinstein Academic Center.



Blackfriars Theatre, Harkins Hall 1982-2004


Blackfriars Theatre, Harkins Hall 1982-2004



Angell Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts 2005-present


Angell Blackfriars Theatre
Smith Center for the Arts 2005-present




Therese Plaehn 'xx in OUR TOWN, Huntington Theatre, Boston


Therese Plaehn '01 in Our Town
Huntington Theatre, Boston 2012



​Callback Theatre Alumni  


The Providence College Theatre Alumni Web Page




David Barbour ‘79 is editor of Lighting & Sound America , a monthly trade publication covering technology in the live performing arts including Broadway, concert touring, corporate events, theatre architecture, houses of worship and much more.

Sarah Elizabeth Bedard '09 currently in the MFA acting program at Brandeis University, will play Juliet in Romeo Loves Juliet a devised version of Romeo and Juliet in February 2013, and also play Electra in a production of Orestes scheduled for April.

Caroline Blais '07 works as Assistant Reservations Coordinator for Chamber Theatre Productions Inc. in Boston. Chamber is an educational theatre company that runs multiple national tours of stage adaptations of classic pieces of literature. Since graduating, Carolyn has acted in several shows throughout Boston with 11:11 Theatre Co. and SouthCity Theatre Co.

Mary Ellen (Baxter) Breen ‘83 is a nationally certified interpreter for the deaf and regularly interprets productions at theatres such as the Providence Performing Arts Centre, Trinity Repertory Company and Perishable Theatre.

Kenny Carnes-Beaupre ‘94 is a performance poet and creator of the play Pieces of War which he has toured throughout the United States. He is currently working in collaboration with the Office of Senator Jack Reed, Brown, the VA and the Veterans Task Force of RI to use theatre as a means to generate public awareness of post-war recovery issues, and to assist with the transition of Rhode Island war veterans suffering from PTSD upon their return from Afghanistan.

Richard Brundage '81 recently played Ken Gorman in Neil Simon's Rumors at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, where success led to the role of Cap’n Andy in the theatre’s holiday production of Show Boat. He has signed to play lead roles in Noises Off, The Fantasticks, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, and a new play called The Unicycle Of Life at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse (NH) for summer 2013. This is Richard’s fifth consecutive summer with the Playhouse.

Brendan Byrnes '92 most recently played “Munkustrap” in Cats, “Bill Ray” in On Golden Pond,. He has also appeared in Nite-Club Confidential at Sierra Rep in Sacramento , CA, The Screams of Kitty Genovese at the Theatre at St.Clements as a part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYC. He also has a recurring role in the HBO television pilot Say Uncle and can be seen in the Disney film Enchanted. Brendan also had the pleasure of returning to PC in the spring of 2005 to direct and choreograph Brigadoon, the inaugural production at the Angell Blackfriars Theatre in the new Smith Center for the Arts. He most recently directed Charley's Aunt at PC in 2008.

Stephanie (Kraus) Carr ‘96 works full-time as the Director of Programs and Services for Pushcart Players, an Equity Touring Theatre Company for young audiences based in Verona , New Jersey . She also acts in several of the shows, most recently playing the role of Alena in The Last, The Very Last…Butterfly.

Jesse Cardozo ‘07  works for ShowMotion, Inc, one of the foremost scene shops in the industry.  In addition to constructing Broadway scenery, ShowMotion also builds themed architectural interiors as well as automated platforms.  Projects ShowMotion and Jesse have worked on are Jersey Boys (Broadway, Tour, Las Vegas), Rock of Ages (Broadway, Tour), The Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas), Mohegan Sun: Casino of the Wind, and many others.

Nicholas Cipriano '08 designed the lighting and stage managed a production of Dramma Sacro di Santa Giocondina, a passion play produced by the Pontelandolfo Italian-American Community in Waterbury, CT. A tour of the show through communities in New York and Canada is planned.

Vincent Clark ’74 made his professional debut in 1975 appearing at Olney Theatre in The Show-Off by George Kelly. Vincent is a member of the Acting Company of the Washington Stage Guild, a small Equity theater company in Washington DC , where he has appeared in: Major Barbara, Too True to Be Good, Heartbreak House, Man and Superman, Aristocrats The Play’s the Thing  and Steve Martin’s The Underpants among many others. His most recent performances have been in Mawby Green’s and Ed Feilbert’s translation of George Feydeau’s 13 Rue de L’Amour (May/June, 2007), and the area premiere of Michael Frayn’s Democracy (July/August, 2007), both at Olney Theatre. Even though more than three decades have passed since graduating, Vincent considers the friendships made while doing theatre at PC to be among the most enriching and enduring of his life.

Elizabeth Clark '06 had this comment on her part in the CBS series Criminal MInds which aired in March 2013, " I'm not a nurse this time.  While I will happily put the scrubs back on at anytime, it is nice to have a little variety. [If you saw the show, or the promo] you might recognize the girl at the computer."

Patrick Cohen ’01 is currently living and working in New York, but will be relocating to LA sometime this year. He has worked at number of regional theatres including Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut . He has done plays Off and Off-Off Broadway, as well as several independent films and appearances on One Life to Live and All My Children.  He is currently starring in a new hit web series entitled We Need Girlfriends which can be seen at:, or on Youtube, Myspace, or as a podcast on iTunes.

Spencer Crockett ‘04 joined the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film at Providence College as Assistant Technical Director in 2007

​Amanda Blake Davis ‘98 lives in Chicago where she performs with The Second City e.t.c., a nationally recognized improvisational comedy troupe. She can also be seen at the Improv Olympic Theater and in various independent shows in the Chicago Area.

Ted Deasy ‘87 has appeared in productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country including: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Rep, Delaware Theatre Company, GeVa Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

Devin Driscoll '08 was recently featured as "Angus McGuffie" in the 2008 Oregon Festival of American Music production of Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon .

Wally Dunn ’82 has been Councillor at Actors' Equity Association since 2005 and is currently in the Broadway production of Monty Python’s Spamalot performing the role of Sir Bedevere. He performed the same role in the Las Vegas and US Tour productions. Prior to that he was in the 1st National Tour of All Shook Up and had roles in the feature films The Good Shepherd and School of Rock.

Carl Gudenius ‘80 is professor of design in the Department of Theatre & Dance at George Washington University in Washington , DC and heads their graduate program. He owns a fabrication shop called Pro-Scenic, Inc. which produces scenery for theatre, television and corporate events. In the fall of 2006 he returned to Providence College as a visiting artist and designed scenery for the TDF production of Amadeus.

Christine (Gillespie) Facer ‘91 has moved back to the United States from England and recently played Agnes in a summer theatre production of Dancing at Lughnasa.

Katie Hughes ‘06 works in the Production Office in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film at Providence College and has stayed active in the arts community in Rhode Island working as an actor and stage manager with the Elemental Theatre Collective, the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, and the Barn Summer Playhouse at Roger Williams University. She continues to perform with and support the Manton Avenue Project, working with children playwrights living in the Olyneyville neighborhood of Rhode Island.

Patti Hughes '01 is teaching and directing high school theater at Westford Academy in Westford, MA. She teaches Intro to Stage, Advanced Acting, Public Speaking, Directing, and Female Playwrights. Hughes continues to act in community theater throughout the Boston-Metrowest area.

Adrienne Johnson ‘05 has worked as the Assistant Stage Manager for The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, RI and then later as the ASM for Company One's productions of Gibson Girl at the Boston Center for the Arts; Plaza Theatre. She currently resides in LA.

Nicole Kempskie ‘95 most recently choreographed the spring tour of Max and Ruby for TheatreworksUSA and directed the New York revival of Tristine Skylar's play The Moonlight Room at the Bank Street Theatre, in NYC. She is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Brooklyn Children's Theatre, now in it's fourth year.

Justin Langin ‘00 is currently attending the University of Miami ’s prestigious graduate program in Motion Picture Production. He has completed three short films, one of which, The Ace of Pinecrest Falls, earned him the Best in Show prize at the University’s Film Festival and a special screening on the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles .

​Liz Larsen-Silva ‘05 lives in Chicago and has worked with Red Moon Theatre, Point of Contention Theatre, Hobo Junction, LiveWire and am now a member of the Piccolo Theatre Company, located in Evanston, IL. She has also appeared in several films, including Silent E^2 an independent project directed by Hurt McDermott. She will be working with him again in the spring, teaming up with actor Jim Ortlieb for a comedy short.

Joe Menino '77 In September 2012 Joe played the King of France in the Arkansas Rep production of William Shakespeare's Henry V.  Joe is based in New York.  Other roles in NY include: Glyn Maxwell's Agamemnon Home, Art, Iphegenia at Aulis, Hapgood, No Exit, An Enemy of the People, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document.  Joe and his wife Kathy are Co-Artisitic Directors at the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in New York City.

John O’Hurley ’76 recently appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the musical, Chicago . In March 2007 he began a run as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Wynn resort in Las Vegas . John can also be seen on television as the host of the popular game show Family Feud.

Chris O’Neill ‘91 was a stage-manager/lighting tech for Holland America Cruise Lines and is now the Production Manager for Brown University Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance.

Rebecca (Kupka) Overton ’95 made her Broadway debut in Saturday Night Fever and performed leading roles in national tours of 42nd Street and A Chorus Line. This summer Rebecca played Charity in Sweet Charity at the West Virginia Public Theater and Kathy Selden in Singing In The Rain at Lyric Theater of Oklahoma. She is currently a vacation swing in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys.

Kyle Pinto ‘04 traveled throughout Italy in 2007 with a “Theatre for Educations” group, A.C.L.E. that sends native English speakers to schools in Italy . He now lives in Connecticut pursuing his Masters in social work.

Therese Plaehn ’01 played Emily in Our Town at the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA.
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Michael Propster ‘03 is in his third year of graduate school at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium on his way to earning an MFA in acting. After graduating from Providence College, he toured the country with the National Players and worked professionally as an actor in Washington , DC.

Colleen Rosati ‘07 is the Creative Development Assistant at Disney Theatrical Group, directly assisting the Vice President of Licensing, Casting Director, Dramaturg and Literary Manager. She is also an adjunct assistant to the President and Senior Vice President of Creative Development.

Michael Sablone’98 lives in Los Angeles and is the Literary Associate at Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum). Recently he was the dramaturge for the world premiere of David Henry Hwang’s play Yellow Face at the Center Theatre Group, the world premiere of Paul Grellong’s play Radio Free Emerson, staged at the Gamm Theatre in Rhode Island . Last season he dramaturged the American Premiere of Barry Edelstein’s adaptation of Joshua Sobel’s play iWitness, also at the Forum.

Erin Joy Schmidt '00 is currently playing Brook in a production of Other Desert Cities at Actors' Playhouse in Miami. Following this engagement, Erin will play Rose in a production of Dancing at Lughnasa at Palm Beach Dramaworks .

Chris J. Silva ‘03 works as the Fine Arts Department Chair and Theatre/Film teacher at Bishop Connolly High School in Massachusetts, where he also directs their theatre company. He recently played Mercutio in a new production of Romeo and Juliet with The New Place Players, a company he founded, now in its 10th year. In the spring of 2007 C.J. returned to Providence College as a visiting artist where he directed and choreographed the TDF production of Company.

Conor Tansey ‘05 toured the United States in the role of Tranio in Taming of the Shrew with The National Players based out of Olney Theatre Center in Maryland . He recently played Agent Hard in Point Break LIVE! – a parody based on the ’92 movie Point Break – performed at the Milagro Theatre in New York City .

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