CUPS 2023-2024 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Meet the new faces of CUPS' 2023-24 Executive Board!
April Chronowski is a Junior at Clark majoring in English and (theoretically) Sociology. They first got involved with CUPS fall semester of their Sophomore year, and since then, they have directed both Much Ado About Nothing and Hearts Like Fists, as well as premiered their play Post Mortem at the most recent 24-Hour Play. Outside of theater, they are also involved in Clark's concert band, and spend most of their free time writing and talking about plays. If they aren't in the Little Center, April can usually be found eating baby carrots in the Bistro, taking a nap in the library, or (on very rare occasions) enjoying sunny weather outside with their roommates.
Ellie (she/her) is a junior here at Clark University and is ecstatic to serve as a CUPS co-president for the 2023-2024 year. She is majoring in Combined Languages, her languages being French and American Sign Language, with a minor in Education. On campus she works as a University Center Building Manager, an Admissions Ambassador, is a Choices and SPLASH educator, and a member of Chamber and University Choir. Off campus she works for the Worcester Children's Choir, and is a founding member of the New England Chapter of Pursuit of Peace. In her nonexistent free time she enjoys crafting, spamming her friends with reels on Instagram, and hanging out with her pet axolotl!
Devin Moss is a sophomore at Clark University majoring in something currently unknown. She performed in Much Ado About Nothing with CUPS during the fall of her freshman year and also was on a team of stage managers for the Department’s spring production of Twelfth Night. Devin has been doing theater for 11 years and is passionate about Shakespeare and arts education. She is looking forward to bringing past experience to CUPS to make theater at Clark an even more enjoyable and welcoming space. Outside of theater Devin loves teaching kids and sells crocheted creations at the Clark thrift store.
Alex Katz is a Sophomore at Clark and he’s not sure of his major yet. He’s assisted directed Hearts Like Fists with CUPS and is going to continue throughout his years at Clark. This is Alex's first year on the executive board and hopes to foster a loving and fun environment. He loves hanging out with friends, filmmaking and eating ice cream.
Alyssa Martinez is a Sophomore, majoring in Theater Arts with a concentration in technical theater, and is Treasurer on this year’s executive board. Alyssa has been involved with CUPS since Fall 2022. She was a stage manager for Much Ado About Nothing and a technical director for Hearts Like Fists. Outside of theater Alyssa works in the Clark mailroom and works with SLP to do lighting for a variety of on-campus events. In her free time, she loves creating all types of art including printmaking, watercolor, and working on her small business. She is very excited to work with everyone in CUPS this year!
With enthusiasm, we announce the introduction of the brand new Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator position created and debuted by De’Angelo Blair. This position is oriented towards developing ways to build an inclusive support system for CUPS members and set an example for other Clark organizations by holding the E-Board and club members accountable if there are instances that make others uncomfortable or unsafe. We intend to broaden the position to a wider committee of interested individuals passionate about making CUPS more accessible and inclusive. Keep an eye out on Instagram for more information soon.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator
De'Angelo Blair is a sophomore at Clark University majoring in Psychology with a minor in Theater Arts, and a possible minor in Sociology along with a concentration in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. They have yet to work with CUPS but have worked with previous and current E-Board members in CMT's RHPS and the department's show the Twelfth Night. He has been involved in theater for 8 years and has been involved in 14 theatrical productions. They are excited to be introducing this new position as DEI coordinator! Outside of theater he works for the mailroom, as an RA in Bullock, and is BSU's co-Historian. In his free time, they are most likely hanging out with friends or binge-watching TV.
Leah Shankman is a sophomore at Clark double majoring in English and Theatre. She first worked with CUPS in the spring of her freshman year, stage-managing 24-hour Play. Shortly after Leah was stage manager for the play Hearts Like Fists. Leah also loves working in wardrobe and costumes and was the costume designer for the Department’s production of 12th Night.
Outside of CUPS Leah plays oboe in the concert band, drinks unhealthy amounts of iced coffee, and loves to read a good book.
Louis Rosenberg is a Sophomore majoring in Geography. He performed in CUPS fall production of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as the Department's spring production of Twelfth Night. Outside of theater Louis loves listening to music and spending time with his friends. He is excited to work with the rest of E-Board and the greater CUPS community!
Community Outreach Chair
Aster Mehigan is a sophomore at Clark University and has not yet declared their major. They performed with CUPS for the first time as Peter in Hearts Like Fists during the spring of their freshman year, but they have been in theater for the past 12 years. Aster cannot wait to work more with CUPS both in acting and through their e-board position to connect with the Worcester community. Outside of theater, Aster can most likely be found writing, listening to music way too loud, or hugging their friends.