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Alumni

PGT Graduates

The PGT staff applauds all of our graduates, who have attended the following Colleges
and Universities:

  • Bard College
  • Bennington University
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Catholic University
  • Clark University
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emerson College
  • George Washington University
  • Goucher College
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Middlebury College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New York University
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • RISD: Rhode Island School of Design
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vassar College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

Alumni Highlights

We love keeping the PGT community in touch with our alumni through alumni highlights in our show playbills. Here are some highlights from recent playbills:
Into the Woods playbill - Spring 2012

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

The 2005 cast of Into the Woods . . . Seven years later!

EMILY ROSEN

Role: Baker's Wife
Appeared in: 12 PGT shows
Graduated in: 2005
College: Tufts University
Major: Drama and English
Currently: Teaching high school English at The Churchill School and Center in Manhattan.

Most important lesson learned at PGT: It is actually possible for a group of teenagers to get together and agree that it's cool to be nice - even in a setting that has the potential to be really competitive.  That is where I think "the magic" of PGT really lies - in that spirit of support and kindness that permeates the air (whether it be in a stinky mall or a synagogue or a swanky new theater) - and something I will forever try to emulate in my life and my classroom.

SETH MOORE

Role: Baker
Appeared in: 20 PGT shows
Graduated in: 2005
College: University of Michigan
Major: Acting BFA
Currently: Busy! Acting and Writing in NYC. Current member of the Bats, resident acting Company at the Flea theater and have done five shows there over the past two years, including the runaway episodic hit #SERIALS and last season's THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES (New York Times Critic's Pick and Drama Desk nominee), a five hour marathon of all of Sophocles existing plays in one night (playing Philoctetes) Set to return in June! I also have my play, THE MAN WITH AMERICA SKIN getting produced off-broadway as part of the ARACA Project.

Most important lesson learned at PGT: When in doubt, box step.

CATHERINE CUSICK

Role: Cinderella
Appeared in: 7 PGT shows
Graduated in: 2005
College: Vassar College
Major: Drama
Currently: This email came to me on the afternoon before the first night of my first rehearsal of the first reading of the first play I've ever written, produced, acted in AND directed in Manhattan....... With that much symmetry, I don't really believe in coincidence.

Most important lesson learned at PGT: That I can—and do—belong.

STEVEN KAPLAN

Role: Jack
Appeared in: 14 PGT shows
Graduated in: 2006
College: NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Currently: Actor, Founder of First Theatre Productions.

Most important lesson learned at PGT: Perhaps the most important thing I learned with PGT is the importance of immersing myself in a creative milieu. PGT attracts the kindest, most supportive and talented artists. When one is surrounded by friends who are passionate about the same things, it is the ideal setting for growth as individuals and as a community. I hope to one day build the kind of community that PGT invites any and all to be a part of.

RACHEL MADRIS

Role: Little Red
Appeared in: 18 PGT shows
Graduated in: 2005
College: Oberlin College
Major: Comparative American Studies/Women's studies
Currently: 11th and 12th grade English and Theater Teacher at Leaders High School, Brooklyn NY.

Most important lesson learned at PGT: Never underestimate the power of creating a safe space for exploration, creativity and fun. When people feel supported in taking risks, amazing things can happen. I try to create that kind of environment in my classroom every day.

MADELINE SCHEFFLER

Role: Witch
Appeared in: 10 PGT shows
Graduated in: 2005
College: Northwestern
Major: Theatre
Currently: I am a Teach for America 2009 corps member, and am in my 3rd year of teaching Kindergarten. I now teach at a KIPP school in the South Bronx, and am a member of an independent education policy organization, Educators 4 Excellence.

Most important lesson learned at PGT: PGT taught me to go after the thing "that makes it worth the journeying." And "though it's deep, though it's dark, and though you may lose the path" with the right people around you and a wish for what you want, the journey is not just scary, it's also exciting. Good luck to the 2012 PGT graduates- enjoy your journey!

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