Irina Yakubovskaya, ’12, Interdisciplinary M.A., French & Theatre, is working on her PhD at Tufts University in Boston, Mass., where her research combines Neuroscience and Theatre Practice. At Tufts, she teaches Intro to Acting and some theatre history courses. Irina has also been an assistant director, dramaturg, and director on several departmental and student theatre productions. Her translation of Daniil Kharms’ texts was recently performed by the award-winning Boston theatre company Imaginary Beasts. She is vice-president of the Tufts Graduate Student Council, leading advocacy projects for graduate students across all disciplines. “I am very thankful to the CSU theatre department for giving me the opportunities to perform, direct, adapt, and create my dream theatre projects. I found amazing friends and collaborators; I know that my connection with them will never end.”
Elizabeth Stewart, ’13, B.A. Theatre, currently works as a production assistant at the Art Underground in Louisville, Colo. She also works on various other productions in the area.
Victoria Arias, ’14, B.A. Theatre; B.F.A. Art, graduated from the Cinema Makeup School’s Master Makeup program in June and was awarded a fellowship with the school’s Director of Education Emeritus and current Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, Leonard Engleman. The fellowship requires participation in the IMATS Battle of the Brushes, and Aria will be competing in Sydney, Australia in Nov. Additionally, she is an intern for YouTube star Comicbookgirl19. Since living in Los Angeles, she frequently sees other theatre alum including Tim Garrity, Chelsea Case, Richard Muller, Tim Werth, Annie Mac, and Brenna Otts, who all help each other out with networking and personal situations; check out the “CSU ALUMNI IN LA” Facebook group. “Thank you so much for preparing me for this crazy world!”