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    Alumni Spotlight: David Paterson

    David Paterson has lived a life shaped by stories. A prolific writer, producer, actor, volunteer firefighter, and stuntman, he is also a Catholic University graduate who earned a B.A. in drama in 1989. Following graduation, Paterson moved to New York to pursue a career, meeting with success in 1998 when he became the first playwright to have three plays premier on New York stages in the same month. He was also a recurring character on the soap opera “One Life to Live” for six years.

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    Alum Feature: Mari Lyn Henry

    For Mari Lyn Henry, M.A.1968, her Catholic University experience began with a message from Father Gilbert Hartke and a cross country journey. After earning an undergraduate degree in theatre from San Jose State University, she applied for the National Players Scholarship, submitting an audition tape, photo and resume. In response, she received a letter from Father Hartke stating that the two recipients of the grant had been selected.  However, if she could secure transportation to Washington, D.C. for the fall semester, he would help her secure financial aid.

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    Alumni Interview with Ken Cerniglia

    Ken Cerniglia is an alumnus of Catholic University, having obtained his M.A. in Theatre History & Criticism in 1998. After graduating from the program at Catholic University, Ken went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Theatre History & Criticism from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2001. Since then, Ken has had an illustrious career as a dramaturg, scholar, and writer. His most notable accomplishments include his dramaturgy on the Tony-winning Broadway productions of Hadestown (2015) and Peter and the Starcatcher (2009) and serving as the President of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) from 2016–18.

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