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Chris Cochran, 1971, Speech/Theatre
Because there was
no School of Communication and Chris was interested in television, he got his
degree in Speech/Theatre. Receiving a healthy dose of radio, TV, advertising,
media, and theater courses, he appeared in Northern Arizona University
productions along the way, ranging from future-set Moliere to anti-war rock
Chris eventually landed in Sacramento as the Executive Producer for the PBS TV
station. It was there where he produced, directed, and appeared in national
programming for PBS, gathering three Emmy awards along the way. In the 1990's
he had started his own video production, promotions, and media relations
Today, he enjoys
the media and marketing side of communications as a spokesman, marketing, and
public relations director for the State of California.
Shelby Brimhall Maticic and Brian Maticic, 2008, Theatre Performance
Shelby and Brian
are currently living in Phoenix and are preparing for another season of the
Brelby Theatre Company.
Seamus Dever, 1997, Theatre Performance
Detective Kevin Ryan on ABC's Castle. He hopes the show runs for many years and
lives in Hollywood with his wife, Julie, and their two dogs, Sophie and Maizy.
2011, Design and Technology
Marie Quinn is a
freelance Sound Designer and Theatre Technician in Chicago, Illinois. She
received her Bachelor of Science in Theatre from Northern Arizona University
with emphasis in Design & Technology in May 2011. Her work there included Technical Directing The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and
Sound Designing Macbeth and The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee. Since her move to the
Midwest, Marie has begun working with Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater as
Producing Assistant and Projects Coordinator in preparation for their “Chicago
Women of Song” finale show at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. In addition, Marie has been hired by
Edgewater’s TheRaven Theatre and 20% Theatre
Chicago to sound design in their upcoming seasons, and also works as a
freelance audio technician for the event production company Event Creative.
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