Our Students – “Where are they now?”


Graduates from the last 5 years who studied & trained at The REP:

Rebecca Podsednik: Program Coordinator for the Theatre for Young Audiences program at the Kennedy Center, Photo Editor for TYA Today, and committee member for IPAY’s (International Performing Arts for Youth) Showcase Selection Committee.

Rozz Grigsby: Community Engagement and Education Director at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre in Oklahoma City, OK.

Meghann Henry: Youth Services Librarian at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, MO and Editorial Associate for TYA Today.

Alicia Fuss: Director of Education at Nashville Children’s Theatre in Nashville, TN.

Amie Dunn Kisling: Associate Education Director at Lexington Children’s Theatre in Lexington, KY.

Amanda Kibler:  Education Director at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, MO.

Nick Bazo: Assistant Director of Programs and Director of True Colors: Out Youth Theatre at The Theatre Offensive in Boston, MA.

Liz Horn: High School Theatre teacher at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, FL and Editor of Incite/Insight.

Karen Weberman: Education Director at Metro Theatre Company in St. Louis, MO.

Cicely Bosley: Arts in Education Coordinator for West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

Dan Davis: Entertainment Coordinator at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

Katie Eckert: Teen Volume Project Assistant for Chicago Public Library and freelance stage manager in Chicago, IL.

Meredith Hoppe: Program Director, Murals for Marilyn G. Rabb Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jennifer Adams: Early Stages Academy Director at First Stage Children’s Theater in Milwaukee, WI.

Lucy Bryson: Arts Education Coordinator at Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association in Brunswick, GA.



Graduate Spotlights
Jennifer Adams – 2011 Graduate
  • Early Stages Academy Director at First Stage in Milwaukee
  • Developing training opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants
  • Developing autism spectrum courses in partnership with Chicago Children’s Theatre


Lucy Lynn Bryson – 2011 Graduate
  • Guest Director for UCF’s production of Locomotion
  • Worked with Amie Kisling, 2010 Graduate, at Lexington Children’s Theatre as Lead Teaching Artist and Summer Theatre School Administrator
  • Winner of UCF Service Learning Fair for working with the Boys and Girls Club at the Orlando Coalition Center for the Homeless and honored as Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year for UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities

“The opportunities and experiences given to me at The REP prepared me to enter the workforce with confidence in my abilities, with an edge on other graduate students because I have working knowledge of the business of theatre, making me a stronger artist and educator.” – Lucy Lynn Bryson


Amanda Hill – 3nd year graduate candidate
  • Assistant Project Coordinator and Co-playwright for Writes of Spring 2012
  • Assistant Director for A Wrinkle in Time
  • Co-developer of an educational outreach program for homeless children in the Orlando area
  • Author of a chapter for the upcoming book Technology in the Literature Class: Assignments and Materials.
  • IPAY 2012 Jim Rye Fellow

“The REP welcomed me with open arms as a student and collaborator. They have pushed me to explore fields of theatre to which I had never been exposed, as well as gave me room to understand and appreciate these new areas, raising me to a level of personal excellence previously unattained.” -Amanda Hill