Faculty and Staff
M.F.A, Virginia Commonwealth
Ali holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Recent credits include: Bye Bye Birde (Director/Choreographer) at Dean College, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Choreographer) at Berea College, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, (Choreographer) for Frost Fire Summer Theatre, Waiting for Godot & The Glory of Living (Fight/Movement Choreographer) Into the Woods, A Chorus Line & Scapino! (Director/Choreographer) Much Ado About Nothing, Time Stands Still (Director) Assassins, Urinetown: The Musical (Choreographer) all at The University of North Dakota. Past credits include: Movement Consultant for Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage with Kathleen Turner and Molly Smith (LORT), Assistant Choreographer to Patti D’Beck for My Fair Lady at the Pioneer Theatre Company (LORT,) and Thoroughly Modern Millie at Virginia Repertory Theatre, Choreographer for Once On This Island and Director of Bye Bye Birdie for The Walnut Hill School for The Arts and most recently has Directed & Choreographed Fame at Stagedoor Manor in upstate New York. Ali is currently on the faculty at Dean College. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Ditmars Huyck
M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts
Ann Ditmars Huyck holds an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in English, with minors in Dance and American Studies, from Princeton University. She currently teaches ballet at Providence College and at AS220 in downtown Providence. Ann has previously taught and choreographed for an international pre-professional program at the American Academy of Dance in Paris, at Princeton Ballet School, and at JUMP! Dance Company in Providence. She has also worked in New York City Ballet’s Education Department, teaching students, educators, and audiences about ballet and its history. Ann has performed classical and modern works with American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, the Second Avenue Dance Company, and the Lehigh Valley Ballet and has danced in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov. Her own choreography has also been presented by the Providence College Dance Company, by Princeton University, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.
M.F.A., George Washington University
Pat Hawkridge holds an MFA in Dramatic Arts with a concentration in Acting & Speech from The George Washington University. She is the founder/artistic director of LaVoce: Theatre That Speaks as well as a RI Teaching Artist through the RI State Council on the Arts.As an actress & director, Pat has worked with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Horizons Theatre, Silver Spring Stage and Round House Theatre all in the Washington, DC area and OUTLOUD Theatre, Barker Playhouse, Gamm Theatre, NewGate Theatre, LaVoce and the URI Providence Campus Cultural Arts Department all in Rhode Island. Pat was awarded the 2015 MOTIF Award for Best Direction for her production of LOST IN YONKERS at the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (RISE) and the 2016 MOTIF Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of King Creon in Out Loud Theatre’s production of ANTIGONE. As an educator, Pat has taught theatre and speech classes for Salve Regina University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Wheaton College and the George Washington University. Pat has also served as a vocal coach for area colleges, high schools, local theatres and businesses in RI, including the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Center for Teacher Certification and Excellence.
M.A., University of Rhode Island
Robin James graduated in 2016 with a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Johnson & Wales University in 2014. She was awarded an assistantship during her graduate studies and continues to teach Communication Fundamentals, Public Speaking, and Advanced Composition in an adjunct capacity at PC and other local colleges in Southern New England. In addition to her teaching, she advocates for domestic violence awareness. She speaks to individuals and groups on the topic of her master’s thesis and continued research on the account-making by victims of intimate partner violence and the effectiveness of utilizing this tool when working with victims of trauma. She has successfully introduced, cultivated, and assessed diverse programs throughout her professional and educational experience, and is practiced in developing training and curriculum for employees and students based on aptitude, language, and cultural differences. She can be reached at email@example.com.
M.F.A., Goddard College
Kate Lohman has enjoyed a long career in theater as an actor, director, producer, and as artistic director of Pawtucket’s Sandra-Feinstein Gamm Theatre. She also performed extensively in regional theater and summer stock and been a company member at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Perishable Theater, and AS220’s Empire Revue. She has appeared in films including Outside Providence; Underdog (“It’s a plane!”); and Say You’ll Be Mine (in which she is shot by Justine Bateman.) Kate has a Masters in Creative Writing from Goddard College, where she completed a memoir called You Can Call Me Judith: My Mother, Her Daughter, and Other Names We Call Each Other. Her current writing project is a full-length play called Just Four Moms. Kate also teaches writing at Johnson and Wales University, is a regular narrator for WGBH-Boston, and writes for MetLife’s Corporate Creative Services. She lives in Providence with her husband, Paul, and their awesome son, Jack. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D., Brown University
Jennifer Madden has been a Providence College faculty member since 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Brown University, where she serves as public speaking mentor for the university’s Summer Leadership Institute. Additionally Jennifer teaches theatre courses at Wheaton College, and is also the college’s public speaking liaison. She is a public speaking consultant for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston and for the McCormick seminar in Leadership and Life Skills for Women at MIT. Jennifer has presented her work on the intersection of gender, alternative religious practice, and theatricality at conferences throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia, and India and is currently Scholar-in-Residence at the Gamm Theatre in Rhode Island. She can be reached at email@example.com
M.B.A., Lehigh University and M.F.A, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Kathleen Nasti holds a BA in Classical Studies and Theatre from Dickinson College, an MBA from Lehigh University, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is currently the Executive Director of Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA (www.greenstreetstudios.org
). She is also a 2017-2018 Next Steps Artist, an award from The Boston Foundation. Her work has received support from New England Foundation for the Arts, The Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, among others. Her research has been presented and or published in the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science and The Congress on Research in Dance. She danced extensively with Alyce Finwall Dance Theatre and worked with many independent New York choreographers including: Scott Lyons, Skip Costa, Giada Ferrone, Lars Rosager, Edward Augustyn, and Max Stone among others. She was also a dancer with the American Dance Machine, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Broadway Bares. She performs Aerial Track Harness Dance with Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre and appeared in the film Morphing Gravity. She has been a lecturer in the dance departments of Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College and Dean College and a guest at University of Scranton, Temple University, Dickinson College, SungKyunKwan University (Seoul, Korea), the American College Dance Festival, and PA Governor’s School for the Arts. She also served as the Director of the Muhlenberg College Community Dance and Pilates . She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
M.F.A., University of Minnesota
Kevin Olson is Adjunct Faculty at Providence College in the Theatre Dance and Film Department and also teaches at URI, CCRI and New England Institute of Technology. His courses include Film, Popular Culture, Theater and Communication. Kevin founded and is the Artistic Director of FirstHand Theatrical where he creates, produces and directs original plays based on family and cultural oral histories. His latest plays were produced at the Piven Theatre in Evanston, IL. He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Speech and Theatre from SUNY Oneonta. He can be reached at email@example.com.
M.F.A., Rhode Island College
Dave Rabinow is a playwright and performer based in Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory and a founder of the Elemental Theatre Collective, which will produce his one-woman play GHOST STORY in February 2016. He teaches at PC, the Gamm Studio, and at Trinity Rep’s YASI program. He also works for the Manton Avenue Project and the ArtReach program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and performs monthly with Improv Jones and the Empire Revue. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
M.F.A., East 15 Acting School, University of Essex
Patrick Mark Saunders holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex. There he also completed an educational residency at Shakespeare’s Globe, studying the role of Iachimo from Cymbeline under the direction of Brendan O’Hea. A proud graduate of Providence College (2013), he was the first student there to co-direct a production for their mainstage season, The Illusion, alongside faculty director John Garrity. After graduating from PC, Saunders returned as a guest teaching-artist for their Musical Theatre Workshop (Fall 2013-2015). During this time he also served as Theatre Director for East Providence High School. While in London, Saunders performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre (Jason, Medea) and the Arcola Theatre (Cherdyakov, The Good Doctor). Locally he has performed with the Wilbury Group Theatre, Ocean State Theatre Company, 2nd Story Theatre, and Trinity Rep. For full resume details, visit his website at pmsaunders.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
M.A. Emerson College
Linda Sutherland is a director, theatre educator and dramaturg. She is also a talkback leader and teaching artist at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI, where she teaches Introduction to Acting and Contemporary Scene Study. Linda previously served as Associate Director of Education at the Huntington Theatre Company where she taught the Young Critics Institute, directed the stage readings for the Young Voices Playwriting Workshop and adapted and directed scripts for the Mirror Performance Project. Linda is an active Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional and national respondent, as well as a new play development director and dramaturg for KCACTF’s National Playwriting Program. She directed Occupy Hallmark, winner of the 2015 Gary Garrison 10-Minute Play Award. Favorite professional 10-minute play directing credits include: Skirting the Issue, Drinks before Flight, Heading towards Tiki Villa and It’s A Test (Boston Theatre Marathon XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII) with Boston Playwright’s Theatre. Linda is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), a guest director in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Rhode Island College, part-time faculty at Boston University and has taught in the Theatre Departments of Emerson College, University of Rhode Island, Community College of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut. Linda holds a BFA in Directing (URI) and an MA in Theatre Education (Emerson College.) She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
M.F.A., Boston University
Ben Sweeney graduated from Providence College in 2000 with a BA in Film and Video Studies and earned an MFA in Film Studies from Boston University in 2008. He has taught film studies classes at Boston University, University of Rhode Island, and Providence College. For the past eight years he has served as Associate Producer at Providence Pictures, a local production company specializing in documentary films for television. In that time he has worked on several films for The History Channel and over a dozen for NOVA on PBS. He has recently completed work on an episode of NOVA Science Now on forensic science for Time Frame Films. Ben Sweeney teaches History of Film, Analyzing Film and Screenwriting at Providence College. He can be reached at email@example.com
Administrative Coordinator – Academic Office
B.A., Providence College
Ali Boyd’s diverse professional background includes both legal and academic environments. She is a graduate of the College, with a B.A. in Studio Art, Printmaking, and has completed coursework toward an MBA as well. Film, however, is her current medium. She is writing, directing and producing a documentary about the life of singer-songwriter, Peter Kelley, who was signed to Sire Records in the late 1960’s. Ali also creates work in other disciplines, including sculpture, writing and illustration. Ali was awarded RISCA Project Grants for Individual Artists in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 for her documentary. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Technical Director
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
Trevor Elliott joined the production staff of PC in the spring of 2017. Before that, he was a freelance set designer/builder for local theaters including 2nd Story Theatre in Warren and New Bedford Festival Theatre at the Zeiterion. Trevor was the technical director at Roger Williams University from 2004 to 2011. He is a current member of the I.A.T.S.E. local 481 Studio Mechanics building scenery for movies filmed in New England. He served as mill foreman for the movie Stronger which shot in 2016. Trevor is a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration. He can be reached at email@example.com.
B.F.A., University of Rhode Island
George Marks, Technical Director, received his BFA in technical theatre from University of Rhode Island in 1972. He has been working at Providence College since 1997. Previously, he worked as a carpenter and a master carpenter at Trinity Repertory Theatre. He also served as Technical Director at Rhode Island College, and has worked in commercial and industrial mechanical contracting as well as residential. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Coordinator – Production Office
B.A., Rhode Island College
Talia Triangolo is a Providence native and graduate of Rhode Island College where she was the recipient of the Helen Forman ’34 Special Talent Endowed Full Scholarship. After earning a B.A. in Theatre Performance and a B.A. in Public Relations, she went on to perform professionally, with favorite theatre credits including work at Trinity Repertory, Theatre by the Sea, New Bedford Festival Theatre, and a special invited performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She went on to gain professional experience in both marketing and creative departments, where she specialized in copywriting. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Costume Shop Supervisor
Maxine Wheelock, Costume Shop Supervisor, has worked at Providence College since 2005. She has extensive experience in dressmaking, including work with Wood and Poplyk Costume Design, Costume World, Inc., Worcester Forum Theatre, and the Worcester Foothills Theatre. She was the principal dressmaker for Showboat, produced by Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey, then filmed for PBS for their “Great Performances” series, which led to an Emmy nomination for costume design. More recently, she ran her own business, Maxine’s Custom Dressmaking, in Uxbridge, MA, where she specialized in wedding gowns, bridal parties, and theatre costumes. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org