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PGSA Notable Alumni*
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Kevin Bacon

1974

Actor, Musician

Golden Globe Winner

 

Screen Actor Guild Award Winner

Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Alice Sebold

1979

Best Selling Author

Bram Stoker Award Winner

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Don Marrazzo

1991

 

International Opera Baritone

Professor of Voice at

THE MUSICAL HORIZONS CONSERVATORY,

Athens, Greece.

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George Burton

1995

Musician

NAACP Image Award

Winner/Finalist: International Songwriting Competition

 

 

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Jenny Dalzell Ouellette

2003

Writer, Public Relations Manager Spoleto Festival USA

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Erin E Adams

2004

Playwright, Author, Actress, Storyteller

 

2022 Roots. Wounds. Words. Speculative Fiction Fellow

2022 Kimbilo Fellow

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Amy Taylor Rosenblum

2007

 Director, Writer, Dramaturg, Producer

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Richard O'Donnell

1974

Songwriter, Playwright, Producer, Actor

Founder & Artistic Director: New Age Vaudeville Theatre Co. New Variety Cabaret Black Pearl Cabaret St. John's Conservatory Theatre

3x ASCAP Award-winning Songwriter

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Marianne Cornetti 1980

International Opera Mezzo

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Joe Fria

1992

Stage, TV, Film Actor, Director, Writer, & Producer

LA Weekly Award for Best Comedic Performance in a musical.

 

 

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Gillian Jacobs

1999

Award Winning Actress, Director

2018 National Film and TV Nominee for Best Actress in a TV Series

Recipient: 2012 TV guide Winner - Favorite Ensemble,  2010 & 2012 Golden Derby Tv Award Ensemble of the Year

 

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Elody Gyekis

2003

Artist

Recipient: 

2019/2020 The Patricia and Scott Moger Research Grant 

2018 Terra Art Foundation and New York Academy of Art Giverny Residency, Giverny, France 

2014 Dacia Gallery of NYC Summer Artists Residency in Sibiu, Romania

 

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Zac Zinger

2005

 Composer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist

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Any Many More

 Alumni Page will be a constant work in progress as we continue to research.

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Aaron Jay Kernis 1975

Pulitzer Prize & Grammy Winning Composer

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Julia Spicher Kasdorf

1980

Writer, Poet, Liberal Arts Professor at Penn State University.

Recipient: Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry

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Jaime Beth Cohen

1992

Author, Podcaster

2021 Best Storyteller Lancaster (PA)

 

 

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Lauren Morelli

1999

American Television Writer & Producer

Recognized as a Nominee:

2015 Golden Derby Awards - Drama Episode of the Year

2015 & 2014 Writers Guild of America Comedy Series

2014 - Online Film and Television Association

 

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Alex Hawthorn

2003

 Artist, Composer, Technologist

Recipient:

2021 LA Ovation Award Best Sound Design Frankenstein Intimate Theatre, Best Sound Design for Key Largo Large Theatre.

2020 Obie Awards Special Citation for Creative Team and Ensemble, Sound Designer A Strange Loop.

 

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Aaron J

2006

 Photographer, Visual Artist

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Tony Norman 1977

Award-Winning Columnist

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow

The International Free Expression Project Chair

 

 

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Manu Narayan 

1990

Actor, Film Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Composer

2012 Craig Noel Nominee

Board of Trustees

Carnegie Mellon University

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Kate Plows

1993

Multi Media Artist, Teacher

2018 Dow Jones News Fund Special Recognition Advisor

2017 PSPA Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of the Year

 

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Anisha Nagarajan

2000

 Stage, TV, Film Actress, Musician

 

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Timothy McDevitt

2003

 American Baritone, Actor

Vocal Arts Faculty Manhattan School of Music

New York District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition

Finalist in the Competizione dell’Opera at the Bolshoi in Moscow

 Lys Symonette Prize winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition,

2x finalist for the Atelier Lyrique at the Paris Opera (Opéra Bastille).

 

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Wynn Harrison

2007

 Producer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Ian Gallanar

1978

Founder & Director 

Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.

President of The Shakespeare Theater Association

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Steve Burns

1991

 

Actor, TV Host, Musician

2x Daytime Emmy Nominee

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Zachary Quinto

1994

Award Winning Actor,

Producer

Recipient:   2020 Audie Award, 2013 Critics Choice TV Award Best Supporting Actor, 2012 Independent Spirit  Robert Altman Award​,

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Christina Wren

2001

 TV & Film Actress, Writer, Producer

2015 Best Thriller Supporting Actress

Rome Web Award

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Frances Quinlan

2003

Singer Songwriter, Guitarist, Visual Artist

 

Front of Philadelphia Indie Rock Band

Hop Along

 

 

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Tayarisha Poe

2007

 Director, Writer, Story Teller

Recipient:

2017 Pew Fellow

2016 Sundance Institute's Knight Foundation Fellowship

 

2015 - 25 New Faces by Filmmaker Magazine

 2017 - Selected for January Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, as well as the June Sundance Director's Lab. 

*Pictured alumni represents data and does not imply endorsement.

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