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The rundown on Summer 2012

September 2012

Morgan Griffin ‘12

This summer, recent graduate, Morgan Griffin kept busy playing Rapunzel in a small production of "Into the Woods." Griffin commented that, "It was quite fun because I was so comfortable with the people I worked."

Griffin also celebrated the release of "Daddy's Not Coming Home," a children's book, which she illustrated. The book was created in order to help children who have lost parents in the service. She has also started working on her own book, "Don't Be A Bully" which she wrote and is in the middle of illustrating. Griffin hopes that it will be released by winter.

You can also see Griffin in Galvin's upcoming alumni production of "You Can't Take it With You." She will be playing the role of Alice. Griffin said, "I can't wait for rehearsals to start and start working with familiar and unfamiliar faces."

The show will run from September 7-9. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens, $15 for non SAU students and FREE for SAU students. You may call the box office to reserve tickets at 563-333-6251, or stop by to make your reservations.

Kristen Jett ‘13

Kristen spent her summer working at Brownville Village Theatre in Brownville, Neb. While there, Jett was the props supervisor and also an actor. She acted in three plays, "The Prevalence of Ms. Seal," "Look Who's Laughing," and "The Apple Tree."

"Brownville was a great experience and was so much unlike anything I could have imagined," Jett said. "I have never felt more loved or appreciated as an artist. I truly made 13 new lifelong friends and family members."

The entire Brownville 2012 company received job offers for next season already and several, including Jett, are considering returning.

Tim Stompanato ‘13

Senior Tim Stompanato kept himself busy in two different productions for Circa ‘21 Playhouse in Rock Island, IL. He had featured roles in Legally Blonde: The Musical and The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. He was also in The District Theatre's staged reading of "Eight." Stompanato remarked that, "they were all fantastic experiences where I got to meet and work with brilliant people, and I hope to work with them again in the future."

Tyler Reinert ‘12

Tyler Reinert has had a theatre filled summer. He was the stage manager for Circa '21 Playhouse's bootlegger show "The World goes Round." He also was the technical director for "RED" at the Quad Cities Theatre workshop. He also worked on converting that space from a gym into a theatre. Reinert is also working on "You Can't take it With You" as the propsmaster. In addition, Reinert has been working on various things for Davenport's Junior Theatre including his scenic design for "Beauty and the Beast."

We would also like to welcome Reinert to his new fulltime job as Assistant Technical Director in the St. Ambrose Scene shop.

Valerie Zawada ‘13

Val Zawada recently returned from studying abroad in Prague. While she was not involved in doing any kind of theatre, it is important to note that she wrote a script for a promotional video for the history museum that she worked for this summer. Zawada will also be involved as director of Davenport Junior Theatre's "Beauty and the Beast."

Molly Conrad ‘14

Junior Molly Conrad '14 stayed in the theatre spotlight by playing the part of Juliet in Genesis Guild's Production of "Measure for Measure." Conrad ‘14 will also be directing "Almost, Maine" in the studio theatre later this fall.

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