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Binkley Does It Again!!!
On April 8th, 2018, Howell Binkley continued his success with "Hamilton" by winning the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design at the Olivier Awards in London, England. Click here to read the ECUnow blog post concerning the award and Howell's time at ECU.

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**UPDATE** Wallace Takes Over Effie White Role

Marisha Wallace (BFA - Musical Theatre & Theatre Education) made her West End debut as "Effie White" in the stage musical, Dreamgirls. The production in running at London's Savoy Theatre and will continue until October of 2017. **UPDATEOn November 20th, Marisha took over the role of "Effie."** 

For two years Marisha was cast in the Broadway musical, Something Rotten! after a long run in Disney's, Aladdin.  In summer 2016 she portrayed "Effie" in the Wyly Theatre's production of Dreamgirls. Click here for a "Powerhouse Performance."

In the linked video interview, hear Marisha discuss what it's like to be "Black on Broadway."

“It takes two, Baby.”
School of Theatre and Dance alum Yesenia Ayala, fresh off her Off-Broadway run in Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster, an Off-Broadway performances in Trip of Love, and the Broadway premier of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is now cast in her second Broadway production of the past year, Carousel.  

While attending East Carolina, Yesenia was a dance major and theatre major performing in both ballet and musical theatre productions alike. 

Kevin Williamson discusses Wes Craven and More
ECU SoTD Alum Kevin Williamson discusses Vampires Diaries, Scream twenty years later, the power of nostalgia, and remembering Wes Craven in this Collider interview.


Beth Grant
Beth Grant
In a recent television interview, Beth Grant, SoTD theatre alumna discusses her longevity in the entertainment business, her work experience and current and future projects. click here

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