April 14, 2009

A few more recent Regent grad updates!

Adam Hurst and Priscilla Hummel are both MFA grads of '07. Priscilla has been very busy directing and choreographing many shows for CYT (Christian Youth Theatre) in Chicago. Her husband, Adam Hurst, played the lead in a Chicago premiere of In the Flesh, produced by Elicia Zimmerman and directed by James Frizzel, also both Regent grads from former years. Adam recently graduated from the improv training program at iO (formerly known as Improv Olympic).

Dan Roberts has been in L.A. since his graduation in ‘07. He’s acted in some short films, including two that appeared in last year's 168 Film Festival, Happy New Year and King’s Vengeance. He also had a part in the direct-to-DVD feature Sunday School Musical. He is a member of Actors Co-op in Hollywood, and has acted in their productions of As You Like It, Leading Ladies, and The Night Before The Night Before Christmas. He was recently in their world premiere musical Makin’ Hay and is currently in rehearsals for their production of The Crucible, which opens in May. He’s also appeared in Twelfth Night and the new musical Wild About Harry with the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood. Keep up with him at his website: www.danieljroberts.net

Christopher Ryan, another ’07 MFA grad, moved to Orlando, FL after graduating, working as a Fight Director for a production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. While living in Orlando, Christopher worked for the Orlando Repertory Theatre as an actor and fight director, playing Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island and Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He also taugh at two colleges in Orlando, teaching Introduction to Theatre and Costume Design, and he was the Resident Costume Designer for one of the colleges, designing their season of Little Shop of Horrors and The Misanthrope. He started a Musical Theatre program for a private arts school called The Pop Shop, and directed their productions of Honk jr. and Annie jr. In 2008, Christopher and his wife moved to Hamburg, Germany for her studies, and he has worked for the Hamburg University Players as a Choreographer and Fight Director for their production of Into the Woods. He is also working as a private voice teacher and is currently directing for one of the two professional English language theatres in Hamburg, The Rover Rep Theatre, directing The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged), which opened in March.

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