News and Notables: June 2018

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Kevin Beverley (Dance ‘08) was featured on the Hideaway Circus podcast about his starring role in Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA. He is currently touring around Ottawa, Toronto, Miami, and Tampa.

Haley Bolithon (Musical Theatre ‘18) is playing “Wendla” in Spring Awakening with Blank Theatre Company at Frontier in Edgewater, September 6 - 30.

Rena Butler (Dance ‘07) has been named a choreographic fellow at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Dominic Flynn (Music ‘14) recently recorded classical guitar works at Guitar Salon International. Also, he placed second in the Lee Ritenour International Classical Guitar Competition. He is now in the studio in advance of his upcoming European tour.

Leah Orleans (Theatre ‘13) has two-person comedy and circus show called Acrobatrix that will begin their fifth year of touring.

Sophia Pietrkowski (Theatre ‘14) is working with Collaboraction Theatre Company this summer with Elenna Sindler (Music ‘16). They are having auditions for Peacebook on June 17th at Collaboraction in Wicker Park. Peacebook is a city-wide festival made up of 21 short pieces of Dance, Theatre, Music and other performances all focused on moving towards peace in the City of Chicago.

Tyler Schwartz (Music ‘03) funded his $30,000 goal for Story Time Chess, a game to teach children chess using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, custom chess pieces, a unique chess board, and an engaging card game.

Patrick Stratton (Music ‘08) performed at the Spring Awakening Music Festival, June 8 - 10.

Kasia Szczech (Music ‘13) is building the Magical Keys Studio to include private lessons for children with disabilities. She is also directing, producing, and conducting a Magical Keys Christmas show in collaboration with MusicChorale Choir as a community event in the southwest suburbs. She will be joining their team as an accompanist in the fall.

Domino Rosa (Musical Theatre ‘15) is organizing pride events for his magazine Super Dope&Extra Lit Magazine to celebrate the often overlooked queer people of color in the twin cities. He’ll also be teaching at Northwestern's Cherubs program in July.

Emma Thatcher (Musical Theatre ‘10) has a short film coming out called Soomin.

Alexis Yracheta (Visual Arts '19) had her work auctioned at Marwen Art Fair on November 3rd and was accepted to the New Hampshire Institute of Art summer pre-college program where she was awarded a $1000 scholarship! She also was accepted for the second year into 21 Minus at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She'll be working on an interactive installation that will be on exhibit June 16th from 1-6 p.m.