Sara Alvarez Kleinsmith, B.F.A. Musical Theatre
Sara is a certified Yoga teacher and Holistic Nutrition Counselor and owns her own business, Artistic Wellness, which seeks to aid the artist and actor community of NYC on cultivating health, wellness, and authenticity of craft. Sara learned the importance of mind/body health for the actor from Otterbein faculty members Chris Kirk and Melinda Murphy. Their teachings are the foundation for the business she owns today. For more information, check out Sara’s website, www.artisticwellnessny.com. www.artisticwellnessny.com.
Lauren Baker, BA Theatre
Lauren lives and works in Chicago and is currently Co-Artistic Director for the first full season of the new Sandhill Theatre Company. She, along with her business partner, Brandon Hayes, founded this company in September of 2008. Sandhill Theatre Company tells the stories, unique and universal, new and classic, of the American Midwest. Their first production, Questioning the Dead: An Evening of One Acts opened at Studio 33 in October. Sandhill has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Performink and the Chicago Sun Times. Lauren is currently in pre-production for her next production, a remounting of Jess Lacher's Jump, which she directed for her Senior Year Director's Circle production at Otterbein College. For more information about her theatre, check out www.sandhilltheatre.org.
Luke Bovenizer, BFA Musical Theatre
Luke worked for three years as an associate talent manager at Viking Entertainment. He is currently in his second year as an ED teaching assistant at Upper Arlington HS and guest director at Hilliard Bradley HS.
Molly Camp, BFA Acting Theatre
Molly's work includes Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Written and Directed by James Lapine, with Debra Monk at The Vineyard Playhouse), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Syracuse Stage), Law and Order: SVU (NBC), Law and Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), and Gossip Girl (CW). She also appeared on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife on Feb. 9. She played a character whom lawyer Alicia (Julianna Margulies) tries to sign up for a class action lawsuit.
Christina (Hodges) France, BFA Design/Tech
Since graduation, Christina has been working in the event industry with weddings, live events and decor. She married Elliot France (class of 05') and they live in Columbus. She was recently hired at Otterbein to serve as Production Manager for the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Rusty Harding, BFA Musical Theatre
Zach Kleinsmith, B.F.A. Acting
Zach Kleinsmith is an actor, collaborator, and music lover in New York City. Since Otterbein he has worked at and taught with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and The Classic Stage Company in NYC. Next year, an original work that Zach wrote will be featured as part of Classic Stage Company's season. Zach loves Spicy Mexican and sleeping at parties.
Trent Kugler, BFA Design/Technology Theatre
Trent is currently working at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. He married Mayme Moyer (BA Music '06) on June 20, 2009.
Corinne Porter, BFA Design/Technology Theatre
Corinne recently completed her MFA at The Ohio State University.
Lindsey Powell, BFA Musical Theatre
Lindsey's credits include The Sound of Music (Liesl), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and Those Fabulous Fifties, Part 2 big band revue all at the Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin. She has also appeared at the Broward Stage Door Theatre in Florida in Lucky Stiff (Annabel), The Immigrant, the Musical (Leah), and in the original musical Mating Habits of the Urban Mammal (Katharine), written and directed by Tony-nominee Michael Leeds.
Katie Whetsell, BFA Musical Theatre
Katie has worked was a member of the acting company for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Original Off Broadway Cast of DEAR EDWINA by Goldrich and Heisler, the Original cast of VILLAINS TONIGHT by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen aboard the Disney Magic sailing the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Baltic Seas in 2010.