Phil Baranski
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2014
phillip.d.baranski [at]

Phil Baranski is a graduate of the stage management program at Western Michigan University.  He then migrated to Chicago where he was a casting intern at TP&R Casting and helped found Strange Bedfellows theatre as the production stage manager. Stage management credits include Street Scene, Moon Over Buffalo, Oedipus and Fire Island.

UCI Credits include: In the Red and Brown Water (ASM), The Merchant of Venice (ASM), The Annie Loui Project (SM)

Julianna Brei-Crawley
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2012
jbreicra [at]

Julianna is excited to start her final year as a graduate Stage Management student.  She grew up in Germany on two Air force bases, and earned her undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) with majors in Theater and German.  While working on her undergraduate degree she stage managed shows such as The Complete Works of Shakespeare (ABRIDGED), Twelfth Night, and The Glass Menagerie.  Since graduating from PLU in 2007 she has stage managed for many different Tacoma theaters and Arts Organizations, including the Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Little Theater, Lakewood Playhouse, and The Broadway Center for Performing Arts.   After spending a wonderful summer in England traveling and working with the Theater Royal in Bury St. Edmunds she is thrilled to be stage managing at UCI.  She is also excited to be interning with Seattle Opera in the Winter Quarter.

UCI Credits include: Escape from Happiness (ASM), Dance Visions 2010 (ASM), The Wild Party (ASM), Hansel and Gretel (SM), The Colored Museum (SM), Dance Escape 2011 (ASM), In the Red and Brown Water (SM), The Old Maid and the Theif (SM), Trouble in Tahiti (SM)

Kristen Coen
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2014
kcoen [at]

Kristen recently graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California with her BFA in Theatre Arts emphasizing in Tech/ Design and a minor in Music. She has employed her talents with The American Coast Theatre Company, numerous dance companies in Orange County and is currently a Production Assistant at South Coast Repertory.

UCI Credits include: Waiting for Godot (ASM), Dance Visions, 2011 (ASM), Dance Escape, 2012 (SM)

Dean Curosmith
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2013
dcurosmi [at]

Dean is a second year graduate stage manager.  He graduated from Pepperdine University in 2007 with a BA in Theatre Arts for Technical Theatre (emphasis in Stage Management).  Upon graduation he worked in Florida at the Florida Studio Theatre where he was promoted to Equity Production Stage Manager of their mainstage season in 2008.  Since coming to UCI as part of the graduate stage management program, Dean has worked with such accomplished groups and programs as Rogue Artists Ensemble and the Bridge to Broadway Program.

UCI Credits include: Into the Woods (ASM), The Crucible (ASM), The Colored Museum (PA), Edward II (SM), CohenFest (Event Coordinator), New Slate, 2011 (SM), Merchant of Venice (SM), Dames at Sea (ASM)

Shannon Goldsborough
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2013
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Shannon is a proud Los Angeles native and has worked with many LA-based theater companies, including The Mechanicals Theatre Group, RhetOracle Dance Company, and Brimmer Street Theatre Company . She is a company member and resident Stage Manager for Rogue Artists Ensemble, a collective of multi-disciplinary artists who create Hyper-theater combining technology, puppetry, masks and other art forms.

She is especially passionate about non-traditional theater, ensemble-based theater and helping to develop new works. She has studied community-based theater with Bill Rauch, Founding Artistic Director for Cornerstone Theater Company. She is also interested in using technology as a tool and a medium in theater-making.


UCI Credits include: The Colored Museum (ASM), Edward II (ASM), Physical Graffiti 2011 (ASM), Hello Again (SM), Dames at Sea (SM)

BrandyLee Hatcher
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2013
hatcherb [at], brandyleehatcher

BrandyLee Hatcher is a 2nd year stage management graduate student. She spent her summer working at the Texas Shakespeare Festival and is ready for a busy academic year. Her favorite pastime is baking so feel free to make requests! This year she is a Teaching Assistant with publicity and house management.

UCI Credits include: Into the Woods (ASM), Mary Stewart (ASM), Physical Graffiti 2011 (SM), Le Misanthrope (SM), Mother Courage and Her Children (SM)

Anna Lard
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2014
alard [at]

Anna Lard is first year Stage Management grad student from Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre production. While at TCU she stage managed shows including: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, No Exit, and Urinetown. While in Fort Worth she worked with local theaters including: Circle Theatre on their production of Bright Ideas, Casa Manana on their Broadway series production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Theater Arlington on Don’t Dress for Dinner,  The Dallas Theater Center on their production of Dividing the Estate and most recently with The Trinity Shakespeare Festival on their productions of As You Like It and Macbeth. As a resident of Houston, Texas, she served as Assistant Stage Manager on Peter Pan for HITS Theatre and on Sleeping Beauty and The Emperor’s New Clothes for the Children’s Theatre Festival. Anna also loves to read and bake cookies, and is so excited to be here in California!

UCI Credits include: New Slate 2011 (ASM), Arcadia (SM), Physical Graffiti 2012 (SM)

Cambria Larson
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2012
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Cambria Larson is a third year stage manager and member of AEA. Her off-campus credits: the 2011 tour of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, Daddy Long Legs, Cats, Narnia, Focus Dance Concert: Transition, Into the Woods, and Blazing Gun at Roaring Gulch.  She has served as Operations/Production Manager at youth theater Arts & Learning Conservatory and taught theater to students for Rhythm Motion, Girls Inc. and in after-school programs throughout Orange County. Her B.A. in Theater is from Vanguard University and she is excited to finish in June alongside all the awesome MFA classmates!

UCI Credits include: The Laramie Project (ASM), Cymbeline (ASM), Blue Light (SM), Abraham and Isaac in Jerusalem (ASM), Mary Stuart (SM), Dance Escape 2011 (SM), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (ASM), New Slate 2011 (ASM), Hello Again (ASM), Dance Escape 2012 (ASM)

William Pruett
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2012
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William Pruett is a third year MFA Stage Manager from Nuevo, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts in Performance from Vanguard University of Southern California in 2009. While there he stage managed quite a few productions including America's Broadway, Thoroughly Modern Millie, It's a Wonderful Life and The Skin of Our Teeth. Also at Vanguard he received the Best Stage Manager award and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Theatre Department. He has also worked extensively with American Coast Theatre Company where he stage managed Greater Tuna, Bullshot Crummond and Love Letters. Last summer he worked with Cirque du Soleil at the stage management intern on O at the Bellagio. In his free time he enjoys professional wrestling (which he writes about at, delicious coffee and any time he can spend with his wife.

UCI Credits include: Threepenny Opera (ASM), Cryano de Bergerac (ASM), The Crucible (SM), The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (SM), Waiting for Godot (SM), Arcadia (ASM)

Michael Vitale
M.F.A Candidate, Class of 2013
mvitale [at]

Michael is in his second year here at UCI. He recently graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Theatre Arts with emphases in Stage Management and Theatre Education. Over the past five years he has had the pleasure to work on a wide range of shows in Los Angeles and Orange County. Some favorite productions include Miss Saigon, Damn Yankees, Hay Fever, Bye Bye Birdie, and Romeo and Juliet. He has also discovered a great love for working in dance during his time at UCI. His passion, however, lies in large scale special events and has had the joy of working on events including outdoor concerts, fundraisers at the Honda Center featuring Reba McEntire and The Steve Miller Band, RENT at the Hollywood Bowl directed by Neil Patrick Harris, and most recently Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl.  Ultimately, Michael would like to teach at the university level while freelancing as a stage manager.

UCI Credits include: Dance Visions 2011 (SM), The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (ASM), Dance Visions 2012 (SM), Physical Graffiti 2012 (Student Mentor)




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