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Design & Tech Alumni

UConn Dramatic Arts is proud of our Design & Tech alumni that are working in their fields.  Beside Chris Barreca (’79) who won the 2014 Tony Award for his lighting design for Rocky, The Musical, many of our recent graduates are also finding success. Here is a sample of our recent alumni.

Paul Yeates, MFA 2014

Visiting Professor of Lighting and Scenic Design at Morehead State University in Kentucky.

Matt Iacozza, BFA 2014

Freelance scenic and costume designer and assistant designer living in New York City.

Erika Johnson, BFA 2013

Gilbert Hemsley Intern, working for the Lincoln Center Festival, the San Francisco Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance, and the New York City Ballet.

William Albertelli, BFA 2013

Lighting Design Group of NYC: currently one of the company’s 50/50 Assistant Lighting Directors, dividing his responsibilities between the NY Bloomberg Studios, where he helps manage the day to day operations, and the company’s Systems Department.

Greg Purnell, BFA in Design and Technical Theatre 2012 & MFA in Digital Media and Design 2013

A media, projection, and lighting designer based in New York City. Greg has managed and designed projects for Arc3design, Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Boston Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Science Center, Gampel Pavilion, StegaStudio, and Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

Greg Fuscaldo, BFA 2013

On tour in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with FELD Entertainment as a programmer, broad op and electrician for Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy.

Kwame Tucker, BFA 2011

Head Electrician for the national tour of Sister Act, The Musical.

Alex Goldberg, BFA 2010

Touring with Pilobolus Dance Theater’s show Shadowland in Europe.

Dan Rousseau, BFA 2008

Won his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design for NBC Nightly News: Decision 2012 – Election Night Coverage from Democracy Plaza.