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Multimedia artist Jordan Ann Craig’15, a studio art and psychology double major, has spent her time as an artist pursuing printmaking and painting. In 2017, she received the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship and was able to travel to London, Venice, Amsterdam and Cork.Currently stationed in Cork City, Ireland, Jordan has been building up her portfolio as an artist-in-residence at Cork Printmakers.
Screenwriter and novelist Kamran Pasha ’93 Tu’00 majored in religion at Dartmouth before working as a financial journalist on Wall Street, attending Cornell Law School and graduating from Tuck School of Business. After briefly working as an attorney, Pasha moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue a career in screenwriting. Since then, he has worked as a screenwriter and producer on Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” and NBC’s “Kings” and “Bionic Woman.” He has also published two novels, “Shadow of the Swords: An Epic Novel of the Crusades” and “Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam.”
Admittedly, I have yet to experience the disaster that will almost certainly be First-Year Family Weekend, but I’m excited by the fact that I won’t have to pay for nice meals, and I’m finding comfort in the odds that my parents probably won’t be the most embarrassing ones on campus. In speculating what types of parents mine are up against, here are a few that I know I’ll definitely see around:
Malcolm Freberg ’09 recently finished competing on “Survivor” for the third time. As a strategic, social and physical threat, Freberg was one of the show’s most popular players and was therefore brought back to play on “Survivor: Caramoan” and “Survivor: Game Changers” after debuting on “Survivor: Philippines.”
Alexander Stockton ’15, a film and media studies and economics double major, will screen his first feature-length film, entitled “Transient,” at Loew Auditorium on Monday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m. He wrote and filmed the entirety of “Transient” during his junior year at Dartmouth. Stockton currently works for VICE News Tonight on HBO as a graphics editor.
Henry Joseph Russell ’15 majored in English and religion while at Dartmouth. His recently published novel, “The Talisman Cock!,” is about two best friends attending boarding school, one of whom procures “Jesus Powers” that allow him to fashion the perfect life for himself. Though the book may seem silly, it is rooted in meaningful concepts such as religion, the Christ story, metaphysics and faith.
Seth Swirsky ’82 has exhibited a tremendous love and need for creative expression through his eclectic artistic career. As a 20-year-old junior at Dartmouth, Swirsky, an English major, wrote a jingle that was picked up by Thomas’ English Muffins before he decided to pursue songwriting upon graduating from the College. Swirsky’s songwriting career includes hits such as “Tell It to My Heart,” recorded by Taylor Dayne in the late ’80s, and work with several large labels. In 1996, Swirsky rediscovered his childhood love for baseball and wrote “Baseball Letters: A Fan’s Correspondence with His Heroes,” which consists of letters he wrote to baseball players, such as Cal Ripken Jr. and Ted Williams, and their handwritten responses back. Swirsky then experimented with yet another form of storytelling and combined it with his love for music — he took a handheld camera and interviewed people who had stories to tell about his favorite rock band, The Beatles, which he put together into his award-winning documentary “Beatles Stories.” Swirsky also has a Beatles-inspired band, The Red Button, and started his own recording career in the early 2000s. In 2013, Swirsky received a master’s degree in clinical psychology. He currently practices in Los Angeles. His clinical practice has inspired two artistic productions: his latest record “Circles and Squares,” released in 2016, and his fourth book “21 Ways to a Happier Depression: A Creative Guide to Getting Unstuck from Anxiety, Setbacks and Stress,” filled with watercolor images and techniques for alleviating anxiety and depression, released this week. Swirsky, who is also a visual artist, is currently putting together paintings for a show next year.
Ivy Pruss ’07 graduated from Dartmouth with a major in English and completed a creative writing thesis. During her time at the College, Pruss was the editor-in-chief of “Stonefence,” Dartmouth’s literary magazine. After receiving an MFA in writing for screen and television from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Pruss went on to become a Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellow. Most recently, Pruss wrote an episode for the series “Greenleaf,” which will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Christina Ritter ’99 majored in history and participated in theater productions during her time at Dartmouth. Post-graduation, she trained in acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts before completing a Ph.D. in theater at the Ohio State University. She now teaches “Introduction to Theater” at the University of Kentucky and is actively touring the country with her theater company, “for/word.”
Pamela Katz ’80, renowned screenwriter and novelist, majored in anthropology at Dartmouth. After graduation, she went on to work as a camera assistant for several prominent directors before eventually pursuing a career in screenwriting, focusing on historical and biographical film projects. In addition to her work in film, Katz has also written a novel, a nonfiction book and a television mini-series. Katz is currently a professor of screenwriting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Whitney Cunningham ’07, a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, played basketball and studied sociology at Dartmouth. During her senior year, she was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 8. Now, she works in marketing.
Ricki Stern ’87 and Annie Sundberg ’90 are an Emmy-award nominated duo renowned for their work in writing, directing and producing. Their films received acclaim for their focus on intimately complex human journeys and interactions. Their production company, Break Thru Films, most recently produced a documentary called “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing,” which was produced in collaboration with the Boston Globe and tells the story of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013.
As a former film evaluator for HBO, author of “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About,” and former chief video critic for Entertainment Weekly, Ty Burr ’80 is a prominent player in the world of film criticism.
Nate Ruegger ’06 is a writer-director who graduated from Dartmouth with a major in film studies. He got his start in the film industry at a young age by voice acting in “Tiny Toon Adventures.” Several screenwriting competitions have recognized his work, and his thesis film from the USC School of Cinematic Arts “Another Life” won multiple accolades and was screened at several film festivals, including the Newport Beach Film Festival and the San Antonio Film Festival.
You can take an alum out of Dartmouth, but you can't take the Dartmouth out of an alum. What type of alum will you be when you return to Hanover for Homecoming?
Tara Dairman ’01 is a novelist and playwright whose children’s books have inspired praise, awards and even fan recipes based off the food in her books. Her debut novel “All Four Stars,” which stars the 11-year old food critic Gladys, was recognized as an Amazon Best Book of the Month and a Mighty Girl Top Book of the Year in 2014; its two sequels have also been received enthusiastically by reviewers and readers. Dairman’s plays have been professionally produced, and, as a creative writing major at Dartmouth, she won the Eleanor Frost Playwriting Contest.
Peter Nigrini ’93 is a projection designer for productions both on- and off-Broadway. At Dartmouth, Nigrini studied theater and film with a focus on backstage production but did not discover projection design until after college. Nigrini has designed projections for various projects ranging from broadway productions to concerts
Phil Olson ’79’s award-winning career in comedy began unexpectedly. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in mathematics, Olson received an MBA from the University of Chicago and initially pursued a career in real estate. It was only then that he discovered his love for comedy writing. Olson went on to write and perform with The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy theater whose alumni include Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig. Olson has written 13 original screenplays and 15 published plays with over 350 productions worldwide, nine of which have been published by Samuel French. His next play, “A Nice Family Christmas,” will open in seven cities this year.
As a Dartmouth student, Perrin Brown ’15 interned for “Conan” and worked at an economics research firm. After graduation, she worked as a hospitality assistant at the Napa Valley Film Festival, as a marketing intern for a Los Angeles-based company and more recently, as an editorial assistant at Bodhi Tree, a spiritual online vendor startup. There, she hopes to grow and explore her interests, including film and media.
In its most recent issue, the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine published a letter in which John Barchilon ’60 wrote: “The College accepts too many politically combustible women and minorities who fail to grasp that they were admitted to an elite traditional institution older than the United States. Instead of saying, ‘Thank you,’ they try to change the majority of Dartmouth students and traditions in ways that attract an endless stream of politically incorrect wisecracks.”