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As if CTE didn’t have enough to celebrate, there’s more good news. Several CTE alumni have recently been honored in various ways that we are proud to acknowledge:

Quintin Gordon, ’96

Quintin Gordon is a New York based theatre director and teacher. His NYC directing credits include: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sonnet Repertory Theatre), The Dinner Party (Lincoln Center Institute), Babette’s Feast (World Premiere-Threads Theatre Co.), Hot Cripple (Seeing Place Theater), Things We Want (TheatreLab), Red Light Winter(DPVCT), Modern Love (Theatre Row), The Power of the Crystals (NYC Fringe Fest). Regionallly he has directedShostakovich’s Hamlet (Aspen Music Festival, John Mauceri-conductor). He also assistant directed Vieux Carré (Pearl Theatre Co., Austin Pendleton) and The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (Mint Theater, Stuart Howard). Quin is a graduate of The New Actor’s Workshop and received his BFA in directing from UNCSA where he recently taught and directed a workshop productions of All’s Well that Ends Well and Two Gentlemen of Verona. He was a John Wells directing fellow in Carnegie Mellon University’s graduate directing program. Currently he is on the faculty of University Of North Carolina School For The Arts.

Amanda Rowan, ’97

Amanda Rowan is a director, photographer, and filmmaker living and working in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Rowan graduated from TAM and was an active member of CTE. She went on to study theatre and photography at NYU, TISCH school of the arts. After graduating with a BFA in acting, Ms. Rowan performed lead roles in the Broadway touring productions of Noises Off and Of Mice and Men. She has also appeared in television series such as Law & Order andChappelle’s Show, and the National Lampoon’s film Pledge This. Ms. Rowan has written, produced and acted in various award winning short films including She Pedals Fast for a Girl, which won Best Lead Female Performance at the Big Apple short film festival, and Best Female Performance at the Napa Valley Independent film festival. She is in pre-production with two original films in Los Angeles as a writer/producer, and currently is a professor of photography at the New York Film Academy BFA photography program in Los Angeles. Rowan’s photography has been published in various newspapers and magazines internationally, and she is currently finishing her first portrait book documenting artists who are children of rock and folk music icons called Born Backstage. This series draws on Rowan’s own upbringing in the Bay Area as daughter of the renowned folk and bluegrass singer/songwriter Peter Rowan. She is thrilled to be returning to her hometown and to CTE to direct a play this season.

Gus Heagerty ’06

Gus Heagerty is at North Carolina School for the Arts and has been invited into the Directing Track there that Quintin is just completing.

Ben Snyder ’98

Ben Snyder is already an established playwright, has been invited to University of Texas to complete his Master’s Degree and to teach in their department. Ben will also be receiving a stipend and living expenses during his tenure.