Mary Eileen Young
Mary Eileen Young, class of 2009, is currently participating in the Professional Intern program at A Noise Within, a classical theatre in Glendale, California. During the first half the 2009/2010 season, she can be seen in the chorus of “Richard III” playing Mistress Shore, as well as doing technical work on “Noises Off.” In addition to rehearsals and technical responsibilities, interns with A Noise Within take over 120 hours of classes in Acting and Speaking Shakespeare, Classical Theatre, Modern Classics, and a workshop focusing on Arts Education. Classes in the program are taught by professional actors and the Artistic Directors of A Noise Within. More information about A Noise Within can be found at www.anoisewithin.org.
Leah McKibbin, class of 2008, is currently on staff as the Main Stage Production Manager for Town Hall Theatre Company, located in Lafayette, CA. She stage manages most of their productions (that have included: Rabbit Hole, The Odd Couple (Female Version), 'Art,' The Importance of Being Earnest, Proof, Twelfth Night, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Scrooge, Distracted and Pygmalion). As well as working on all mainstage show, in some capacity, she has taught ages 5-11 in various performance classes through Town Hall’s Education Program since fall of 2010. Leah also works as a freelance stage manager in the East Bay. In the past few years, she has been a part of: Old Times with TheaterFIRST; The Threepenny Opera, The Salt Plays: In The Wound and Salt Plays: Of The Earth with The Shotgun Players. In the summer of 2009 she was the Assistant to the Producer on the FURYFactory Theater Festival.
Mahershala Ali, class of 1996, is a feature film actor. A Communications Major, he participated in Spunk his senior year at SMC. He has worked on a number of television shows (Law and Order: SVU, The 4400, and Crossing Jordan) as well as some feature fims (The Place Beyond the Pines, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Predators). For more about him, please see this page from the Communications department.
Katie Rose Kruger
Katie was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She has worked in theatre, film, commercial, web, and her unique voice has brought to life several young children’s toys. She has also created her own solo show, Thinking Long Distance, a fourteen-minute piece about the connection between losing a loved one and the challenge to live a healthier life. Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree, in Performing Arts: Theatre from Saint Mary’s College of California, and an MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Check out Katie's blog here.