Communication and Theatre

Where are they now?

Our Alumni go on to do some amazing things, read about some notable alums below. 

Theatre

Kirsten Helland ‘10

Kirsten deLohr Helland received rave reviews for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Oklahoma! at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Recently, she has held roles in Lizzie Borden and Jesus Christ Superstar (Village Theatre); New Voices (Contemporary Classics); Rosie the Riveter! (AMT - 5th Avenue Theatre); The Pajama Game (Seattle Musical Theatre); My Funny Valentine (5th Avenue Theatre). Kirsten graduated with a BFA in Theatre. 

Justin Huertas ‘09

Justin Huertas has toured nationally with Spring Awakening. He has performed with Seattle Repertory Theatre and ArtsWest. Justin is accomplished cellist and budding playwright; he is currently under commission at Seattle Repertory Theatre for a performance piece chronicling five years' worth of experience auditioning for, touring with, and ultimately starring in Spring Awakening. Justin earned a BFA in Theatre.  

Aaron Finley '09

Aaron has worked at professional theaters across the Puget Sound including, The 5th Avenue, ACT, Showtunes, Artswest, Taproot Theatre, Centerstage and others.  In the Seattle area, he has honed his skills as an actor and singer. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Acting and Directing.

Louis Hobson '00

Louis has starred in several broadway productions including Leap of FaithBonnie & ClydeThe People in the Picture and Next to Normal. Hobson has starred in many 5th Avenue productions including Hairspray in ConcertMiss Saigon and West Side Story, among others. He is the Artistic Director of Seattle’s Balagan Theatre. 

Danforth Comins '97

Has performed for the last eight years in Oregon’s Shakespeare Festival. He has performed with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, PCPA Theaterfest, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Geva Theatre Center and The Tacoma Actors Guild.  

Connor Trinneer '91

Trinneer is a film, stage and television actor. He has had dozens of roles in Hollywood on hit television shows; his highest profile roles have been  Charles "Trip" Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise and Michael on Stargate Atlantis.

Communication

Chris Egan '95

Chris Egan is a sports reporter for King 5 News. He has worked for NorthWest Cable News as a sports anchor and producer on NorthWest Sports Tonight and co-hosted the Seahawks Fone Zone with former Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard. In 2009 he won the Emmy for Sports Anchoring. He recieved a bachelor of arts degree in journalism/communications.

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