Theatre and Dance Spotlight

Theatre: Dance Option and Communication Majors
Lily Neher ’23 knew from the start that she wanted to major in dance. It’s something, she says, that has always been part of her. So it’s natural that the UNH program drew her here. “I loved the flexibility that the dance program offered and how strongly they encourage double majoring,” Neher says…
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Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I could pursue a career in theatre education and, hopefully someday, become a professional theatre…
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Theatre & English Teaching Major | Middle School Theatre Arts teacher
What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Middle school theatre. I studied theatre and English teaching at UNH. I became passionate about verbatim, ensemble based and social justice theatre. I gained a lot from…
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Theatre Major | Music Director, Winter Park Playhouse (Winter Park, FL)
What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? Resident music director at Winter Park Playhouse, a full-time professional Musical Theatre located in the Orlando, FL area. I was…
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Theatre Major and Education Masters | Video Production and Performing Arts High School Instructor
What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently working as a vocational video production and performing arts instructor at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. I have worked here for ten years developing the theater and film…
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Theatre and Dance Major | Actor
Harmony Stempel ('06) is an actor whose work has been seen over the past 15 years in New England, upstate New York, New York City, The Czech Republic, Amsterdam as well as Hong Kong. New York experience: "The Secrets of Saco," The Barrow Group Theater; "Fit" at the New York International Fringe…
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Theatre Major | Artistic Director of the LabRats Theater Company
Lindsay Joy Murphy is a Brooklyn based playwright. She is the Artistic Director of the LabRats Theater Company in New York City. The Rats are producing her new full length play, "The Rise and Fall of a Leilani Luv" in the…
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Theatre Major | Director and Choreographer
Alum Brian Swasey stopped by the Newman Dance studio in  March to teach a few musical theatre choreography classes. Brian was gracious enough to answer some questions we had about his days at UNH and what he's been doing since he graduated in 1995. Brian Swasey is a graduate of The University of…
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Children's Theatre Major | Professor, Chair, and Producer at Virginia Commonwealth University
David S. Leong ’73 was the first student to graduate from UNH with a degree in Children’s Theatre. Forty years later, his career is still going strong. David shared some thoughts on his long career and the many ways his theatre degree from UNH prepared him for a lifetime of success.
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Theatre Major | Executive Director of Maui OnStage
Alexis Dascoulias is the Executive Director of Maui OnStage. Bringing with her a rich history in theatre and education, Alexis is proud to serve as the Past President on the Wailuku Community Association and act as the Youth Programs Chair for the Rotary Club of Kahului. Prior to moving to Maui,…
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