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Notable Alumni

McKenzie Chinn, ’06, acting┬áis an actor and writer, living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul where she was a Sarah Siddons Scholar. Read more about her

Daphne Gardner, ’09, Acting is currently a producer/director/editor for the Comedy Central Website. Learn more about her at

Lena Salins, ’12, Design & Production, is currently the Production Manager at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C. Find out the latest happenings at

Eric Messner, ’01, Acting is an AEA Actor who has worked in Film, Television, and on the stage. Read about his UMBC experience. And check out the latest from him at

Erica Lauren Ortiz, ’06, Acting is the Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development at Odyssey Media. Read herUMBC story. Her personal website where you can get all the latest updates on her work is

Susan Mohr, ’75, Theatre Studies a.k.a Tootsie Duvall has appeared in numerous films and television series over the last four decades read her Retriever story here.

Gbenga Idowu, 04′, Acting is a producer and director, known for White Rasta (2010), Symptoms of Love (2014) and Life of Pi (2012). He is currently Manager of the International Post-Production Department at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles, CA.