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This September I had the privilege of  working with director Steven Quale on the new tornado thriller, Black Sky.  It was a cold night to be swept up by a tornado, but the cast and crew made the sleepless night an absolute blast!  I can't wait to see the full film in 2013!

On the subject of sandwiches...this September also included a national Subway commercial!  As the featured "sandwich artist", I spent the day making the most unappetizing sandwiches probably of all time.  I learned on that shoot that my talents do not include sandwich making.  I will never be a Subway employee, but director David Kellogg will make me look like one!  Any sandwiches you'll actually see in the commercial were definitely not made by me.

This Monday I will be performing in Oakland University's 2012 Senior Showcase.  I am so excited to perform in NYC with such beautiful and talented artists!  We've been rehearsing since January under the direction of Fred Love, Lynnae Lehfeldt, and Alissa Hetzner and are ready to strut our stuff alongside the seniors from Western University with whom we will be sharing the stage.  Performance dates include:

March 5th                            April 26th and 27th
Mint Theater                        Oakland University
311 West 43rd St.                 2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
New York, New York            Rochester, Michigan
3:30 and 6:00                        TBA

Top Row Left to Right: Ryan C. Dawley, Elizabeth Fritsch, Susanna Allen, Abby Alexander, Lauren Keen, John Ellett
Second Row Left to Right: Ashley Rozanski, Amanda Ryskamp
Third Row Left to Right: Elyse Moon, Allie McCaw, Rachel Dalton
Bottom Row Left to Right: Lauren Wainwright, Lauren Knox
KCACTF - January 2012
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving college level students nationwide.  The nation is separated into regions that each hold an annual week long festival.  These festivals include workshops, performances, and auditions.  I was chosen to partner with Jake Wood in my region's competition for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.  The competition begins with about 260 couples and ends in the third and final round with 18.  Jake and I advanced to the final round along with two other couples from Oakland University! (Allie McCaw/Sam Rohloff and Elizabeth Fritsch/Natalie Sparbeck)  We were all so proud to be representing Oakland on the finals stage in front of so many other theater students.  No one from Oakland won the Irene Ryan scholarship, but Sam Rohloff did win the "Best Partner" award!  Go Oakland!  Below is a picture of the three OU finalist couples backstage after our final performances. 

Left to Right: Jake Wood, Amanda Ryskamp, Sam Rohloff, Allie McCaw, Natalie Sparbeck, Elizabeth Fritsch
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