• Notable Alumni

  • Jason Kim (MFA Playwriting ‘13)

    Playwright and Librettist

    Jason Kim

    Jason Kim, MFA Playwriting '13, is a South Korean-born playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and resident writer at Lincoln Center Theater. KPOP, whose book he wrote, was produced by Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater Company, and Woodshed Collective and won Outstanding Musical at the 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards. Kim was a writer on HBO's Girls and a producer of the Netflix series Love. He is an IFP-Marcie Bloom Fellow in Film, Screenwriters Colony Fellow, Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow, and Librettist Fellow in American Opera Projects' Composers & the Voice.

     

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    Hadi Tabbal (MFA Acting ‘07)

    Actor

    Hadi Tabbal

    Beirut-born actor Hadi Tabbal, MFA Acting '07, studied theater in New York City under a Fulbright Grant. He has appeared on The Brave, The Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Elementary, and House of Cards. Off screen Tabbal has developed plays with the Lark Play Development Center, New York Theatre Workshop, the Atlantic Theater, and The Public Theater. He is currently an artistic associate for the Sundance Theater Institute. He previously worked as a playwright-in-residence at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Ground Floor program and taught theater at CUNY York College.

     

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    Victoria Pike (BFA Dramatic Arts ‘17)

    Creative technologist and Producer

    Victoria Pike

    Victoria Pike, BFA Dramatic Arts '17, graduated from the inaugural bachelor's class at the School of Drama. She then began working as a productions coordinator for MSG Ventures Office, which oversees design and technology execution in MSG Sphere properties currently in development for Las Vegas and London. She previously worked as production intern for Ars Nova Theater and as a technical assistant at MoMA, where she presented a “5D” cinematic environment involving a 19th-century phantasmagoric device and a range of sensory effects. 

     



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    Bekah Brunstetter (MFA Playwriting ‘07)

    Playwright and Producer

    Bekah Brunstetter

    Bekah Brunstetter, MFA Playwriting '07, is co-producer and writer on NBC's This Is Us and is a staff writer on Starz's fantasy drama series American Gods. Her plays are being produced on a number of New York City stages, including Manhattan Theatre Club, which will present her newest piece, The Cake, in spring 2019. Brunstetter was recently honored with a Dramatists Guild Foundation grant.

     

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    Daniel Pearle (MFA Playwriting ‘12)

    Playwright

    Daniel Pearle

    Daniel Pearle, MFA Playwriting '12, premiered his play A Kid Like Jake - which was named a New York Times Critics' Pick - in a sold-out run at LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater. The film version of the play, which stars Claire Danes, Octavia Spencer, and Jim Parsons, was first screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

     

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    • Stand in the footsteps of groundbreakers — and cast your own shadow.

      Draw inspiration from the award-winning artists and creators who have walked the halls of the School of Drama before you.

      A Few More Examples of Our Talented Alumni:

      Bea Arthur

      Sherri Eden Barber

      Harry Belafonte

      Marlon Brando

      Julia Chan (Julia Taylor Ross)

      Benjamin Thys

      Andreas Damm

      Mashuq Deen

      Nick Gandiello

      Lorraine Hansberry

      Walter Matthau

      Janine Nabers

      Rod Steiger

      Elaine Stritch

      Kirya Traber

      Tennessee Williams

      Shelley Winters

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