From “nothing good” to novelist. A conversation with Interlochen alumnus Garth Greenwell.
Barbara T. Sandys, Executive Assistant to the President, passed away on Aug. 23 after a short illness. Visit the memorial page to view videos, stories and memories.
Jonathan Tepperman (IAC/NMC 83-87) released a new book titled The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline. Tepperman is also the managing editor of the magazine Foreign Affairs.
Trish Sie (IAC/NMC 84-88) will direct the third installment of the popular movie series, Pitch Perfect. Pitch Perfect 3 continues the story of the collegiate women’s a cappella choir “The Barden Bellas.” The film, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, is scheduled for release in December 2017.
Kate Baldwin (IAC 91-92) will appear as Irene Molloy in the Broadway revival of the 1964 blockbuster Hello Dolly. Baldwin’s past credits include Big Fish, The King and I, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Fellow alumnus Christian Dante White (IAC 03, IAA 03-04) joins Baldwin on the cast as a part of the ensemble.
Bryan Cogman (IAC 94) is a writer and producer for the television series Game of Thrones. The HBO series added three more awards to its accolades at the recent Emmy awards ceremony, where Cogman was recognized alongside his colleagues. The program is now the most awarded scripted television program in history and the most awarded drama in history.
Cristian Macelaru (IAA 97-99, IAC 98) has been named the new Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California. Mr. Macelaru will begin his appointment in July of 2017.
Carolyn Zeppa (IAC 99-00, IAA 00-02, IAC St 05) will appear as an expert criminologist in the upcoming History Channel program, Evil Genius. Ms. Zeppa is currently earning her PhD In Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kea Wilson (IAA 01-05, IAC 97-00) released her debut novel, We Eat Our Own, through Simon and Schuster on Sept. 8. The novel chronicles the true story of an ill-fated film crew thrust into political intrigue while filming in the Amazon.
Garret Morris (IAA 04-06, IAC 02-03) was the co-producer and music supervisor of the film Are We Not Cats, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 9. The film follows the strange romance of two people who share a compulsion to consume hair.
LoraLee Gayer (IAA 03-06, IAC 02-03) joined the cast of a new Broadway musical, Holiday Inn, based on the original Irving Berlin film. Gayer plays the female lead, Linda, a spirited small-town schoolteacher with stage-ready talent.
Julie Eicher (IAC 02-04, IAA 08) will be performing in the Corps de Ballet for the national tour of Phantom of the Opera. Prior to Phantom, she performed with Rob Ashford’s Carousel at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Die Fledermaus at Houston Grand Opera, and Young Frankenstein directed by Kevin P. Hill.
Kelly Koch (IAC 08) was recently named Miss Iowa and performed in the Miss America pageant. Ms. Koch finished in the top ten, appearing in the television special and performing a ballet en pointe routine during the talent portion of the competition. Ms. Koch is currently studying child, adult and family services at Iowa State University, where she is a member of the dance team.