M.F.A., Brooklyn College
Born the tenth of eleven children, Kathleen Moore Ambrosini, grew up in New York. Her performance career was launched at age 5, and she began to study professionally in her teens. Kate earned her Bachelor's Degree from Binghamton University, studying Meisner Technique under Tom Kremer, and then moved back to New York to study Method Acting with Penny Allen and Mark Zeller. While living in NY, she performed Off-Broadway, before completing a Master's Degree at Brooklyn College. She moved to Providence and performed at Alias Stage, Brown University, the Sandra-Feinstein Theater, The Granite Theater, and at Mechanics Hall in Worchester. In 1999, she became a Visiting Lecturer for Providence College. In 2002, she was hired at Brown University as an instructor in the Arts/Lit Program. Kate currently teaches at Providence College, Brown, and R.I.S.D. In 2006, she was nominated at R.I.S.D. for the John R. Frazier Award. The Frazier Award is presented "in recognition of an exceptionally gifted faculty member." Her courses at PC include Acting, Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation, and Theatre Appreciation. She can be reached at
M.F.A, Virginia Commonwealth
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 email@example.com.
William "Bill" Evans is the founder and director of the Bill Evans Dance Company, which will soon celebrate its 43rd anniversary. BEDCO has appeared in all 50 states, throughout Mexico and Canada, and in 19 other countries. (Evans' dance research has taken him to another ten.) He danced, choreographed and served as artistic coordinator with Repertory Dance Theatre from 1967 through 1974 and also served as artistic director of Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, Canada's oldest modern dance company. He is visiting professor emeritus at SUNY College at Brockport and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico. He recently relocated to Providence, and was awarded the 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts' Fellowship in Choreography. Previous honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Dance Education Organization, Dance Teacher Magazine and the American Dance Guild, an honorary doctorate from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, the Outstanding Service Award from the National High School Dance Festival, the Distinguished Dance Alumni Award from the University of Utah, an Honorary Membership from the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and many other awards. He was named one of three favorite world tap dancers in the Dance Magazine Readers' Poll. He served on the boards of American College Dance Association and the National Dance Education Organization and was Vice President for Performance for the National Dance Association. He will celebrated his 77th birthday with performances in Providence on April 10 and 11, 2017. The 19th annual Bill Evans Teachers Institute and 5th annual Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival will be held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, July 5 – 16th, 2017, and at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, July 20 – 29. Visit www.billevansdance.org for complete information.
Musical Director and Conductor
M.Mus., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Mus., Boston University
After completing his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, David Harper went on to earn a Master of Music from Virginia Commonwealth University. He continued his studies at Boston University, as Dean's Scholar, earning a second Master's degree from the School of Music in 1994, graduating with top honors. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music society. As a singer, he studied with Richard Cassilly; as a pianist, his teachers include Daniel Ericourt and Anthony di Bonaventura. He has accompanied such illustrious Metropolitan Opera singers as Richard Cassilly and Patricia Craig in concert and has twice been chosen to participate in the prestigious Cleveland Art Song Festival where he worked with such artists as Warren Jones, Roger Vignoles, Olaf Bar and Sarah Walker. David has held teaching positions at both Boston University and Rhode Island College, and is currently Coordinator of Vocal Studies in the Department of Music and Musical Director in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Providence College. At Trinity Repertory Theater in Providence, Rhode Island, David was musical director for the premier of the Richard Cumming opera, The Picnic and in 2004 he served as the assistant musical director for A Christmas Carol. David Harper teaches Voice Class, Lyric Diction, Song Repertoire, Opera/Musical Workshop, Music in the Theatre and Music Appreciation. He can be reached at
M.F.A., NYU Tisch School
Ann Ditmars Huyck has taught ballet recently in Providence at AS220, East Side Ballet, and JUMP! Dance Company. She has also choreographed for JUMP! and served as Interim Artistic Director during the company's 2015-16 season. Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L'Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris. She has worked for New York City Ballet's Education Department and has taught ballet history for children through adults. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in English, with minors in Dance and American Studies, from Princeton University. Ann received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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 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
M.A., University of Rhode Island
completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and Writing and
Rhetoric. She then moved on to complete her Master of Arts degree. Both degrees
were completed at the University of Rhode Island. Her specialty focuses
on the integration of Education and Communication, attempting to illustrate the
seamless blend between the two; where one cannot be done without the
other. Though focused on Education-Communication research, her interests
in research peaked first in rhetoric and theorist Kenneth Burke, as well as
public speaking and pedagogy. In 2014, she received the Teaching
Excellence Award from the University of Rhode Island where she taught
as an Adjunct member for 3 years. Aside from Providence College, Rachel also
teaches Adjunct at Bristol Community College. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
Administrative Coordinator - Academic Office
B.A., Providence College
Ali Boyd's diverse professional background includes both legal and academic environments. On the Providence College campus, she previously worked in other departments. 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
Assistant Technical Director
Spencer earned his BA in Theatre from Providence College in 2004. He has also completed additional course work in Theatrical Design and Production at Rhode Island College. Before returning to PC in 2006, he worked as Technical Director at LaSalle Academy. Spencer also worked as a Production Assistant at the Walnut Hill School, High Output, and East Coast Lighting & Production Services. He can be reached at
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
Production Office Assistant
B.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art
Susan comes to the theatre world from the visual arts. She is a still life photographer, working with both found and constructed objects. Her exhibition record includes solo and two-person exhibitions at the Wheeler Gallery (Providence, RI), The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and abroad in Italy, in both Assisi and Rome. During the years Susan lived in Rome, she taught photography for Temple University Rome, and for Cornell University's Program in Rome, and was a visiting artist for the Rhode Island School of Design's European Honors Program. In 2004 she received a Merit Award in Photography from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In addition to her work in the studio, she is writing a novel. She can be reached at
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