Alumni Biographies M-P

Mark Medoff - Playwright - Director - His first play to be staged in New York City was When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, which won him the 1974 Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Outstanding New Playwright.

Medoff's big breakthrough and most famous work was 1980's Children of a Lesser God, which won him the Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Play. His most receplay on Broadway was Prymate.

Medoff's screen credits include adaptations of his plays Red Ryder and Children of a Lesser God, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA, and Writers Guild of America Award, Clara's Heart, and City of Joy. In 2000, he produced and directed the documentaryWho Fly on Angels’ Wings, about a mobile pediatric unit traveling through the under-served regions of southern New Mexico, and the following year he directed the feature film Children on Their Birthdays, based on the short story by Truman Capote.

Thom Mitchell - Company manager - Broadway: Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Sweet Smell of Success.

Jeremy Mossman - Actor - Director - is co-founder of Performance/Arts/Education at THE SPACE in Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada, which is an extra-curricular arts school and theatre company for which he is the Artistic Director. He also teaches in the musical theatre program at St Clair College.

Rosa (Langschwadt) Nevin - Actress - TV: Still Not Quite Human, All My Children, Matlock, FBI; Film: Ernest Saves Christmas.

Sonia Nikore - Casting Director - One Life To Live, Director of Casting, NBC - Burbank. Film : Jerry Maguire, The Jungle Book, When Angels Cry Theatre: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

Valerie Perri - Actress - National Broadway Tour: Evita as Evita. Other productions include: Gypsy, Jesus Christ Superstar, I Do, I do, The World Goes Round, Man of La Mancha, Annie Warbucks, City of Angels, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Jerome Robbins Broadway.TV/Film: ER, Another World, Brooklyn Bridge, W’s the Boss, Gepetto with Drew Carey, The Out of Towners with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin;George of the Jungle with Brendan Frasier; Grease with John Travolta; Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star with David Spade.

Genessa Goldsmith Proctor has served as Scenic Artist for many feature films including The Hours, Titanic, Out of Time, Miami Vice, Legend of Bagger Vance, Analyze This, and Cape Fear. She has served as Charge Artist for over sixty productions at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, and for numerous productions at Actors Playhouse, Theatre Virginia, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Tallahassee Ballet Company, Florida State Opera and Ballet Gamonet. She has worked with Studio South and Miami Stage Craft. Clients have included NYC Ballet, Broadway Tour of Cats, Miami City Ballet, George Lucas Super Live Adventure - Japan, and Sunset Boulevard - American Premiere. Genessa's Website