YPTC Alumni

Amelia Pedlow was a theatre major for 4 years between 2000-2006, performing in Brigadoon, Beauty and the Beast, Footloose and Aida.  Amelia writes:
I went to Juilliard for my BFA degree in Drama and graduated in 2010. Since then I've been lucky enough to work consistently as an actor in New York and elsewhere. I've been on The Good Wife”, “Blue Bloods”, “Shades of Blue”, and “The Blacklist”. As far as theatre in New York City, I've done world-premiers and New-York-premiers Off-Broadway, as well as classics, with Primary Stages, Classic Stage Company, Red Bull Theatre Company, and The Pearl. Regionally, I've worked with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe Theatre Company in San Diego, The Shakespeare Theatre in DC, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, The Denver Center, Cleveland Playhouse, The Hanger Theatre in Ithaca, NY, as well as Virginia Stage Company. I've been incredibly lucky to do what I love, but YPTC laid the groundwork for it all. I'm currently in Minneapolis at The Guthrie Theatre performing in an adaptation of Frankenstein called "Playing with Fire." (Photo below)
Kelly Orenshaw went to DeSales University and graduated in 2009 with a B.A in Theatre.  After a year with AmeriCorps NCCC, Kelly started to work in Philadelphia theatre.  She has worked with various companies including Inis Nua, Curtis Opera, the Prince Music Theatre, 1812, among others.  She currently works as the Technical Director at the City of Philadelphia's Venice Island Performing Arts Center, as well as is the Associate Production Manager at FringeArtsKelly also is a proud co-founder of Shoe Box Theatre Collective.
Alisa Murray
Major musical theater 
During ages  13-18
Ensemble in once on this island
Was Rosaline in west side story 
Marty in Grease 
Lola in damn Yankees 
Urlene in footloose 
Years attended 1999-2003
Currently I’m Living in Los Angeles pursuing acting i Moved here from nyc in 2016
I do several shows a year with town street theater company at Stella adler theater in Los Angeles 

I have an independent feature coming out in February of 2019 called education of a Negro

See trailer below . I’m a screen play writer with two features under my belt and  a staff playwright for The Actors Project Nyc. I have a collection of  comedic monologues that are
Published and available for purchase via monologues to go. 
What’s next..... just finished another horror feature called straight till morning with director Craig Oullette. 
Casey Berner
 Since graduating out of YPTC, I have received a BA with Honors in Communication (2016) and an MA in Theatre with a certificate in Nonprofit Management (2018) from Villanova University. I work in the arts primarily in stage management; currently, I am employed at the Wilma Theater as the Stage Management Fellow, where I serve as assistant stage manager on the company’s four shows in their 2018-19 season as well as ASM on BalletX’s performances at the Wilma. I’ve also worked as a stage manager with Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company and Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival. I also freelance in dramaturgy and costume construction, and have continued to pursue scholarly research and writing as an independent scholar. Finally, I am currently serving as a teaching artist at the Wilma and have other workshops and teaching opportunities in the works. 
Jessica Searight Sherlock
 I currently work in Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Florida.  While not in Diagon Alley, I work towards receiving my master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Theater, Education, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Central Florida.

I was a Musical Theater major at YPTC:  9 years as a camper, and 7 years as a counselor working with the Intro to Performing Arts Camp (1 year) and the Junior Musical Theater group (6 years).