Alumni Commissioning Project

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As The Clarice is dedicated to educating and presenting the generation of artists and creative innovators, the NextNOW Fest Alumni Commissioning Project supports the creation of new music, theatre and dance work to be performed at NextNOW Fest.

Past commissioned alumni include:

  • Riley Bartlebaugh (BA Theatre 2015): The Librarian’s Story: A Campus Tale, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Mariel Berlin-Fischler (BA Theatre 2014): The Relationship Classification System, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Alexandra T. Bryant (BM Music Composition 2008): The Ground Beneath Her Feet, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2017
  • Ann Fraistat (BA Theatre & English 2010) & Shawn Fraistat (BA Government & Politics and Philosophy 2005): Death of a Death of a Death, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2017
  • Joe Graf (BA Theatre & English 2015): Everything Will Be, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2016
  • Moyenda Kulameka (BA Theatre 2016): 7th Floor, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2017
  • Sam Mauceri (BA Theatre & Arabic Studies 2015): Shirt Too Big, or Do You Like It?, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2016
  • Stephanie Miracle (MFA Dance 2014): Groove, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2014
  • James Nelson (BA Theatre Performance 2017): Legacy, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2017
  • Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene (MFA Dance 2016): Love/Peace – bad names!, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2016
  • Natalie Ann Piegari (BA Theatre 2013): Unbound, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. (BS Music Education 1991): Shibboleths, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Lynne Price (MFA Dance 2015) & Kristen Yeung (BA Studio Art & Graphic Design 2013): bound to, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2017
  • Sisi Reid (BA Theatre 2015): Rock Paper Scissors, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2016
  • Betty Skeen (MFA Dance 2010): End Song, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Dale Trumbore (BM Music Composition): All the folded wings, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2016