Alumni News

For over 25 years Stanislaus State Theatre Dept. alum (Minor) Kim Johnston Ulrich has been acting professionally in Television and Film. Her early career started out with highlights on such popular TV shows such as As the World Turns, Remington Steele & œThe A-Team€. Her career spans almost 3 decades; more recently she has had roles in such major television shows as €œThird Rock from the Sun€ and the original €œCSI€. Since 1999 she has held the role of Ivy Winthrop on the NBC drama Passions€.

Kim'€™s husband Robert J. Ulrich, who was also a major in the Stanislaus State Department of Theatre is one third of the Casting group Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer, based in Los Angeles.

Many of our graduates have been accepted to prestigious Master Degree programs and/or internships around the country, or have gone on to form their own theatre companies. Some of those graduates include:

  • Nathan Chase (’14): MFA program in Stage Management at UC Irvine
  • Murri Brown ('13): MFA program in Acting at CSU Los Angeles
  • Brandi Blackman(’10): MFA program in Stage Management at UNLV
  • Kelly Ruelas (‘10): MA in Staging Shakespeare, University of Exeter (UK)
  • Traci Sprague & Megan James (‘10): Co-founders, Center Stage Modesto
  • Matt Valladares (‘08): MFA program in Acting,California Institute for the Arts
  • Ashley O'Brien ('€˜08): Stage Management Internship at La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego.
  • Roque Berlanga(‘07): Artistic Director, Allenberry Playhouse (PA)
  • Carl Lindberg (‘06): MFA program in Directing, Western Illinois University
  • Susan Brummet (‘06): MFA program in Acting, Western Illinois University
  • Daunielle Rasmussen (‘04): Director of Education, Marin Theatre Company
  • Colton Dennis (’03): Artistic Director, Patterson Repertory Theatre (2003-2013)
  • Jack Souza (’92): Co-Founder, Artistic Director, Prospect Theater Project
  • Robert Ulrich: Casting Director, Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting in Los Angeles