Alumni News

October 28, 2022 |

RU Alum Starring on the Meadow Brook Stage

RU Graduate, Jessica Nichols, is currently starring as Audrey in Meadow Brook Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors. Jessica graduated from RU in 2021 with a Musical Theatre degree and has come back to the RU stage to work as a professional actor in the months since. She is currently working as an intern for the theatre and was cast as an understudy in the production. After some of…
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February 21, 2021 |

Zachary Kwiecinski

Zak Kwiecinski graduated in the spring of 2017. Even though he was a Pre-Pharmaceutical major with a Music minor, he was very active in the Rochester theatre department throughout his tenure with the school, acting in several shows (both in the regular season and during the summer Shakespeare Festival), playing keys for the Kwiecinski family pit band in Godspell (summer 2015), performing as a member of the…
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January 30, 2020 |

Samantha DeVries

Samantha DeVries started her career at Rochester as an actor in the ethnography piece, UnCovering a Cardboard Nation. However, she quickly expanded her talent field to become a jack-of-all-trades for the theatre department, and for the school in general. We asked Sam to share her thoughts on her journey through Rochester: I graduated in the Spring of 2018. I majored in Theatre with a minor in…
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November 22, 2019 |

Daniel DeRey

Since graduating from Rochester University in the spring of 2018 with his BS in Theatre, actor and playwright Daniel DeRey has been a staple of the eastern Michigan theatre scene, both onstage and off, ever since. In addition to playing his dream role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at Riverbank Theatre, Daniel has been serving as an executive board member at Monster Box Theatre and…
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November 6, 2019 |

Madeline Ringvelski

Maddie is one of our most recent graduates, a Musical Theatre Performance major who earned her diploma in April of 2019. In the months since graduation, she has been attending as many auditions as possible, and has already landed some notable roles, playing Winnie Tate in Riverbank Theatre’s Annie Get Your Gun and beginning rehearsals as Florinda in Flint Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of Into the Woods. When…
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