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Dink O’Neal (BFA 1984) can be seen on Hotel Impossible (Travel Channel), Outrageous 911 Calls, Kickin’ It (Disney XD Channel) and a new “reality” show called Treasure King which follows a real life procurer of unusual objects as he works to pair up buyers with film memorabilia. To browse O’Neal’s future and past projects, visit his IMDb page. 

Dink O’Neal (BFA 1984) can be seen on Hotel Impossible (Travel Channel), Outrageous 911 Calls, Kickin’ It (Disney XD Channel) and a new “reality” show called Treasure King which follows a real life procurer of unusual objects as he works to pair up buyers with film memorabilia. To browse O’Neal’s future and past projects, visit his IMDb page

Kenneth Chu (MFA 1996) is the costume shop manager at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. This year he helped a previous intern of his design a dress for her debutante ball. Their collaboration received positive attention from the local press. Read the full article about their work together here

Todd Lowe (BFA 1999) stars in the romantic comedy-drama Sequoia that premiered at SXSW 2014. Lowe plays the role of “Oscar MacGrady,” the father that goes in search of his suicidal daughter. For a more expansive synopsis of the film, visit here. To watch the trailer, visit here

Isaac Gomez (BA 2013) completed his Literary Management and Dramaturgy Internship at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in January of this year. He was promptly hired as the Literary Manager of Victory Gardens Theatre, the prestigious Chicago theatre dedicated to the development of new theatre. As the Literary Manager he is responsible for all aspects of new play development and managing Victory Gardens Theatre’s various community engagement and development initiatives. 

Read a demonstration of his work here

Featured in the 25th Anniversary of the College of Fine Arts, this publication gives an in-depth account of the first 25 years of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Now in our 75th season, we invite you to celebrate our past and future successes as a world-class creative incubator. For more information on how you can be involved, visit

Daniel L. Patterson (BFA 73, MFA 75) is a Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Keene State College in New Hampshire, where he has taught and directed for the last 35 years. Patterson served as chair and co-host of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region I (New England) from 2001 through 2003.
Patterson’s specialty is directing and acting although he has taught extensively in technical theatre and worked as technical director for Keene State College for the first 15 years of his tenure there. He has also taught design and stage management, and has a special place in his heart for the playwriting class that he has begun. He has directed over 30 productions at KSC.

At the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance he studied directing under the tutelage of Dr. Francis Hodge. 
In 1975, Patterson was one of the co-founders of the THEATREWORKS company at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs which has received numerous awards (including the Colorado Governor’s Award for Artistic Endeavor) for its Playwright’s Forum new play series and the THEATREWORKS Shakespeare Festival.
Professor Patterson founded his own Premiere Series at KSC, a new play competition that he runs every three years. Professor Patterson has acted in 17 of Shakespeare’s canon and has appeared in Shakespeare companies around the country. His favorite roles have been: Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Judge Brack in Hedda Gabler, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Macbeth in Macbeth, Prospero in The Tempest, Roy in Angels in America, Mr. Lockhart in The Seafarer, and Lord Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer.  
Patterson recently stepped down as chair of the National Critics Institute for the KCACTF in Region I, but continues to serve that organization as an adjudicator both in the North Eastern region and nationally. The new century has found Patterson becoming involved with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) where he has served the new play development program as a director and an actor. He has also directed and co-produced the David Mark Cohen national playwriting award winner for that organization.

Diavolo Dance Theatre’s newest work Fluid Infinities features the Department of Theatre and Dance’s alumna Chelsea Pierce (BFA 2012). Chelsea began dancing for Diavolo Dance Theatre, a modern acrobatic dance company based out of Los Angeles, immediately following her graduation. Since joining the company, Chelsea has been rehearsing and performing non-stop all over the world with the company. Chelsea shared with us that “the mental and physical drive and strength it takes to do this work has shaped [her] into a true professional artist.” In February, Diavolo Dance Theatre will start their spring tour in Australia and end it at the Movimentos Festival in Germany. 

Check out Chelsea in this Fluid Infinitives video. Chelsea is the first dancer to enter, and for the remainder of the first segment, she remains far stage right.


Written and directed by Kerry O’Quinn, DRAGWORMS, a zombies-on-Harleys adventure, will be filmed next year with Skywalker Sound and Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin. Prior to his role of director, Kerry built a publishing and production business in New York, creating the magazines Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic, Future Life and Comics Scene. His is the recipient of the Saturn Service Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and films.

To learn more about Kerry and his many achievements, before and after attending the university, visit his website

Eric Lenox Abrams (MFA 2004) Receives Excellent Review for Role in August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson”

"In the first-rate supporting cast, two performers stand out for the way they project, from deep within their roles, their constantly evanescing moods: Eric Lenox Abrams, sweetly abashed, modest, and yet vibrantly sincere as Avery, the young minister who courts Berniece…” -The Village Voice