September 20, 2016

Performance features new theater majors

by Vincent Rhomberg

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The annual New Faces performance at Southern Illinois University Carbondale introduces new theater majors to the university community. 

The evening of scenes, monologues, songs and exhibits gives the talented new majors a chance to make a stellar first impression. New Faces 2016 begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the C. H. Moe Theater. The performance is free, but those who’d like to see this theatrical introduction should arrive early. Seating is limited, and once the production starts, there is no further seating.           

These are the new theater majors, by hometown: 


Ava -- Payton Couch

Belleville -- Noah Murakami

Benton -- Andrew Lampley

Bloomington -- Brenna Wilst

Buffalo Grove -- Martin Rasheed, Jr.

Chicago -- Essence Kimball; Mattie Mitchell; Steven Smith; Imani Williams

Crystal Lake -- Kai Youngsteadt

Highland -- Ashland Bowman

Freeburg -- Bryce Beliveau

Lombard -- Madelyn Richardt

Mount Prospect -- James Accurso

Oak Park -- Tereon Chambers

Palos Hills -- Alexis Wiley

South Holland -- Jordan Kess

Tremont -- Victoria Estes

Urbana -- Katira Buford Rucker

Virden -- Brock Moore

Waterloo -- Taylor Smith


Redding -- Rachael Kaze


Newburgh -- Jake Ellsworth; Jacelyn Stewart

Valparaiso -- Michael Radford


St. Louis -- Michael Sigillito; Emily Turner


Murfreesboro -- Joshua Miller