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CCM Acting Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Jacqueline Daaleman

Jacqueline Daaleman
Westfield, NJ

JACQUELINE DAALEMAN is a Junior from Westfield, New Jersey. No, she still doesn't know how to pump gas.

Here at CCM, she recently played Phoebe in the world premiere of Very Dumb Kids. Last fall, she was Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet. In Transmigration, she appeared as Cinderella (The Happiest People on Earthand in Colony Collapse Disorder.

She has been featured in lab productions like No Exit as Inez (dir. Gabriella DiVincenzo) and I Am An Emotional Creature (dir. Madeleine Page-Schmit).

Most recently, Jacqueline worked with the Queer City Theatre Collective to play CJ in a staged reading of LockdownWith InBocca Performance, she will soon be seen as Pearl Bryan in The Headless Horror of Pearl Bryan, a devised piece about the the events leading up to Pearl's murder.  

Other credits include: film; Evelyn ("Craig"), Arielle ("Action At A Distance"), stage; Oklahoma! (touring with New Jersey Youth Theatre), Carrie: The Musical (NYC with Broadway Workshop), 1 Minute Play Festival (Know Theatre)

Recently with some of her classmates, she was featured in the audio book Poetry Girl and voiced Kelly written by Nancy Jones.

Apart from theatre, Jacqueline loves to sing, make people laugh and stress the importance of skincare. 

Gabriella DiVincenzo

Gabriella DiVincenzo
Andover, MA

Gabriella is a Massachusetts native, where she proudly works as a teacher and mentor for developing young actors. Some of her most rewarding moments thus far include performing at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, playing Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It, and directing her production of No Exit at CCM. She was last seen in Cincinnati in the Know Theatre's Production of Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump as Amanda. You can see her next in the Patricia Corbett Theatre as Horatio in Hamlet. For many years, Gabriella has also studied experimental theatre and directing, along with yoga, creative writing, and the harp. At CCM, her passion for theatre only grows as she continues to explore the many features and facets of creating work on the stage.

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Sarah Durham
Saint Simons Island, GA

Sarah's most recent stage work includes Pet Fish are for Killing… (Tabitha), Her Naked Skin (Miss Brint, Suffragette), Intimate Apparel (Mrs. Van Buren),The Other Rhine: A Lovecraftian Horror (Molly Waller), and Romeo and Juliet (Watchwoman). Her film credits include Bad Dates, (Rebecca, Pajama Island Productions, Anymore (Lily, Pajama Island Productions), Tips (Shelby, Pajama Island Productions), Roommate Diaries #1 (Sarah, Pajama Island Productions), Roommate Diaries #2  (Sarah), The Quiet Room (Quiet, Pajama Island Productions), Sterilizing the Deceased-False Hope (Exorcised Girl, dir. Matt Harris), College Boys (Emily, Pajama Island Productions),  Soul Self (Roommate, Friend, dir. Goirick Das), and Human Trafficking (Courtney, Dept. of Homeland Security Drama Sector). Directing, producing, and writing credits include Gorgona, Bad Dates, Tips, Grey, In Silence, and The Quiet Room (written by Liz Coley). Sarah is a founding member of Pajama Island Productions, a film production company she started with her friend Graham Rogers to give young artists a voice on film. 

Her voiceover work includes Poetry Girl (Annie, written by Nancy Jones), and Just (A.I, created by Andrew LeTournea) a VR film focusing on poverty in America. 

In her free time, she enjoys paddleboarding, running, painting, reading, and playing with her kitten Robin. 

James Egbert

James Egbert
Bethlehem, PA

At CCM James has performed as Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, The Bartender in Ah! Wilderness, Father Bojovic in Pentecost, and was a part of the ensemble in Transmigration 2017: Colony Collapse Disorder.

Off of the Main Stage James has been in several Lab shows. He directed Julius Caesar, starred in Every Brilliant Thing, and performed in On the Other Hand and Lonely Impulse of Delight.

His short film credits include: 'House of Hell' (2017), 'How to Have a Happy Holiday' (2016) 'Ye Ol' Fantastic Tales' (2016) and 'Casper' (2017) which won Best Crime Drama at The Toronto Winter Alternative Film Festival.

In his free time, James enjoys reading and cooking.

Ella Eggold

Ella Eggold
Fort Wayne, IN

Ella Eggold is thrilled to return to CCM Acting as a Junior. This year, you can see her onstage as Gertrude in the Fall MainStage production of Hamlet. Previous credits include Sarah in 2017's Transmigration show Lifeboat, CCM's Mainstage production of Her Naked Skin (Mrs. Schliefke), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena) and God's Ear (Lanie). Ella most recently played Glory and Rhonda in Almost, Maine. Film credits include: Breaking Water and Entering (Carol) and the 48 Hour Film festival piece En Route (Unnamed Principle). Ella is excited to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland next summer to perform at the Fringe Festival with other CCM students. Ella is interested in theater that points to political and social issues. She aspires to confront problems that usually tear people apart in a way that brings people together. When Ella is not on the stage she enjoys making (and eating) ice cream, building up her vinyl collection, reading comics, and watching movies. Ella looks forward to the coming year full of opportunities!

Carter LaCava

Carter LaCava
Maryville, TN

Carter is a Junior from Maryville, Tennessee. This past summer he helped devise and perform Naked Strangers in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. This past season he performed in both CCM MainStage productions of Romeo and Juliet and Her Naked Skin. He also made his Studio theater debut in Very Dumb Kids. In CCM’s Transmigration: Festival of New Works, Carter was involved in the creation and performance of The Home and God & Sheila.  This summer he trained with the SITI company in Saratoga Springs, New York, and his fall he is ecstatic to be the Ghost and the Gravedigger, In CCM Acting’s MainStage production of Hamlet.

Madeleine Page-Schmit

Madeleine Page-Schmit
Denver, CO

Madeleine Page-Schmit is excited to be entering her junior year in the Acting department! CCM Credits include Very Dumb Kids (Shelly), Middletown (Sweetheart), TRANSMIGRATIONThe Harper Merman Project (Nurse), A Brief Eternity (Kid). Madeleine is very proud of the production of I am an Emotional Creature which she directed in 2016 at CCM. Elsewhere she has appeared in Three Sisters (Irina) at the National Thespian Convention, On the Verge (Mary) and ‘Night, Mother (Jessie) at Denver School of the Arts and A Mid Summer Night’s Dream (Puck) at Kent Denver Theatre. She is looking forward to the fall premiere of The Earth is Flat where she will appear as Jennifer. Outside the rehearsal room, Madeleine throughly enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cooking and spending time with her dogs. She teaches drama and dance to elementary/preschool students both in Denver and Cincinnati. Madeleine is happy to be returning to school after studying abroad in Thailand for the summer, and is awaiting the continuation of her artistic growth. 

Graham Rogers

Graham Rogers
Knoxville, TN

Graham is delighted to be returning to CCM Acting for another year of training! Recent Stage at CCM: Landscaper/Attendant/Man on Date in Middletown, Sir Edward Grey in Her Naked Skin, and Jack in Very Dumb Kids. Transmigration: Cliffhanger (2017), The Elephant In The Room (2016). Elsewhere: Naked Strangers at the 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Out of School Productions). Recent Film: 'Roommate Diaries #1', 'The Quiet Room', and 'College Boys' (Pajama Island Productions), 'Breaking Free', 'Pink Veins', and 'Bound' (CCM E-Media), 'Breaking Water' and 'Entering' (CCM DMC), and 'Everybody’s Treehouse' (CCM 48 Hour Film Festival). With classmate Sarah Durham, Graham runs a production company, Pajama Island Productions (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0_j3poVDN-gF8BRgQthWiQ). He has helped produce 7 new films in the last year, as well as directed or co-directed on 'Off The Page' (CCM 48 Hour Film Festival), 'College Boys', and 'The Quiet Room' (Pajama Island). Currently, Graham is leading CCM Acting’s collaboration with The Goethe Institut in Washington D.C. on p3m5, a new works project about privacy in the age of the internet. In doing so, Graham will oversee staged readings of 5 one acts commissioned from playwrights all over the world, directing one himself, as well as directing and producing a film adaptation of one piece. Additionally, Graham is an Off Broadway produced playwright with Young Playwright’s Inc. in New York City. Graham’s plays have been read in New York, Cincinnati, and Tennessee. 

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