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Lindsay Williams

After graduating from FALA, Lindsay moved to New Orleans, LA three days before Hurricane Katrina. While waiting for the city to open back up, she spent a semester at Milwaukee’s Marquette University before returning to New Orleans to study at Tulane University. At Tulane, Lindsay was able to foster her creativity while traveling the world and pursuing her academic and performance dreams and continued to do so even after moving to Hattiesburg, MS in 2011. Among the many delights of her stage career, she has had the opportunity to dance with the Newcomb Dance Company, Oklahoma Festival Ballet, and Alvin Ailey II. Also an actress, Lindsay has appeared in numerous plays and musicals, including: Oliver! (“Nancy”), The Rocky Horror Show (“Magenta”), Evita (“Eva Peron”), Macbeth (“Lady Macbeth”), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (“Yitzhak”), Cabaret (“Sally Bowles”), The Wizard of Oz (“Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz”), Into the Woods (“Lucinda”), Jesus Christ Superstar, and others.

Lindsay and her husband, Miles Doleac, run a Mississippi-based production company, Historia Films, that has successfully produced and received international distribution for six feature films since its inception in 2012. Something of a jack-of-all-trades, Lindsay has served in many capacities, primarily as Costume Designer and Producer, on each of Historia Films’ feature films: The Historian (2014), The Hollow (2016), Demons (2017), Hallowed Ground (2019), The Dinner Party (2020), and Demigod (2021), and their many short films. She has also appeared in every Historia Films project: The Historian (“Dawne”), The Hollow (“Dinah”), Two Birds (short) (“Clara”), Demons (“Kayleigh”), Light & Shadow (short)(“Alice”), Handsome (short) (“Escort”), Ahura (short) (“The Woman”), Hallowed Ground (“Alice”), The Dinner Party (“Sadie”), and Demigod (“Hettica”). Lindsay designs wedding gowns and costuming for film and theatre and was also president of Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, one of the longest continuously operating community theatre organizations in Mississippi before moving back to New Orleans in 2019. Lindsay continues to write, act, and produce while pursuing her many other interests. Beginning in the Fall of 2022, Lindsay will be teaching Production Design courses for the digital Filmmaking Department at Loyola University. Lindsay earned a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and Anthropology from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in Ancient History from USM.

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Carrie Pray

Carrie Pray studied vocal performance at NAU for 3 years but then changed majors and finished out her degree in fine art at Loyola University Chicago; where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her career has focused mainly on consumer product development and design. She is now the Creative Director at Sophistiplate; a small but growing company that creates products for entertaining.

Paul Stevens

I graduated from the U of A with a major in computer science and minors in communications and philosophy. I’ve been a professional video game maker for over 15 years, after co-founding a company with my brother.

Manon Silvant

Manon Silvant (from France) – Attended FALA in 2003. I was blessed to attend FALA for one year as a French Exchange Student in 2003/2004. I kept many wonderful memories of my time in this wonderful high school which was so different from what I’ve seen previously on movies and TV Shows. Experiencing so much arts : choir with Mr. Shay; theater with Mr. Levin (what a challenge to play theater in a second language !); piano (during the talent show); creative writing; English with Mr. Paul; economy and American history with Mr Anderson… !! I also loved experiencing the voluntary work with F.I.R.E. (Flagstaff International Relief Efforts). I graduated in the field of multimedia educational engineering. And today; my main job is to be an environmental activist in order to protect the local landscapes and rivers here in the east of France (near Switzerland). I hope one day; my teenagers will be able to attend FALA and maybe be hosted by one of you?

Atira Zeoli

Atira moved to Maryland soon after graduating from FALA. While studying at Montgomery College she won multiple awards for both her academic and creative writing, and interned with the literary journal, Potomac Review. Atira is the Executive Director of Embark at Cabin John, an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization clinic for teens. She is also a minister at Kunzang Palyul Choling, a Vajrayana Buddhist temple outside of Washington, D.C., and leads semi-annual poetry workshops at a local elementary school.

Zach Woods

Zack attends Pima Community College for a science degree to transfer to the University of Arizona and pursue a double major in mathematics and sociology. Zack has maintained a 3.5 GPA as he works his way through college.

Katherine Tesch

Katherine received her B.A. in English, Spanish and Portuguese from the U of A. While in college she joined the touring group Flam Chen Pyrotechnic Theater as an aerial acrobat, acrobatic stilter, fire spinner and dancer. She has traveled with the troupe for more than six years and also helps to run their educational branch, Tucson Circus Arts, teaching aerial and circus arts to kids (and adults) of all ages. In addition, she writes and performs her own dance and aerial works. Highlights include working with Tim Burton at the Scream Awards, performing with and directing groups for the All Soul’s Procession and doing aerial acts hanging from helium balloons.

Summer (Long) Rush

Summer graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish.She lives in Utah with her husband, who is stationed at Hill AFB. She is a social worker at an in-patient psychiatric facility for mental health patients. She plans to return to school in the next year to work on a degree in nursing.

Erin Joyce

Erin moved to California, having returned from her studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She is the editor-in-chief of ULTRA:EXTRA, an online magazine for discursive conversations about art and visual culture, and she is as well an arts and culture writer for Art Wednesday, based in London and Hyperallergic, based in New York). Erin is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies .In addition to her scholarly activity and her journalism/art criticism, she is an independent curator and organizes exhibitions with HENSE, Alice Anderson, Toby Christian, and Nicholas Galanin, and has projects in development in the the UK, US and UAE.

Lauren Ayrey

Lauren moved to Olympia, WA, after graduation. She attended Le Cordon Bleu for Baking and Pastry Arts in Portland and now owns a wholesale bakery in Olympia. Lauren is currently pursuing a degree in education.

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