Theatre Students on the Fringe

Fiona McGrath '22 leads a group of theatre students and alumni to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland

 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 01:23 PM

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Theatre alum Fiona McGrath ’22 is the founder of the Los Angeles Theatre Initiative, a touring theatre company based in Los Angeles. This summer, the company will take a group of Muhlenberg students and recent alums to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, to perform Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. The show ran ten performances, Aug. 5-13.

“Working with this group has been an amazing and deeply collaborative experience, which is certainly reflected in the ensemble work we get to do onstage each night,” McGrath says.


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The company rehearsed the show this spring, and performed an earlier version of it on campus in April. LATI will return to Fringe next year with multiple shows, including a second production of Too Much Light from Northwestern University. McGrath says she hopes to put together more Muhlenberg projects very soon.

“This opportunity has opened up a lot of doors in making connections, seeing theatre and gaining artistic experiences,” says Jill Smith ’22, a cast member and recent theatre alum.

The production featured the following Muhlenberg students and alumni:

Hannah Arnold ’24
Gretchen D'Amato ’23, Stage Manager
Julia De Vita ’23
Julia Feenstra ’22
Josh Freeman ’23
Jaxson Goldsmith ’23
Hannah Goodman ’23
Sydney Holliday ’23
Julianne Lucas ’24
Ethan Jarvik ’25
Lily Magoon ’24
Paige Majewski ’24
Melanie McCoy ’22
Meghan McGorry ’22
Tryston Morgan ’23
Ali Rohrbaugh ’22
Jill Smith ’22
Piper Woods ’23

Photo by Tim Woods

About the Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department
Muhlenberg offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in theatre and dance. The Princeton Review ranked Muhlenberg’s theatre program in the top twelve in the nation for eight years in a row, and Fiske Guide to Colleges lists both the theatre and dance programs among the top small college programs in the United States. Muhlenberg is one of only eight colleges to be listed in Fiske for both theatre and dance.