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Meet the new and returning faces of CUPS' 2022-23 Executive Board!


Mollie McDonald


Mollie McDonald is a Senior at Clark majoring in Theatre Arts and is currently serving as Co-President for the Clark University Players Society. She first joined CUPS first semester of her freshman year during the 6th biennial New Play Festival as an actor in Nothing out of the Extra Ordinary by Maria Connors. She was also the costume designer for CUPS' productions of The School for Lies by David Ives, and Macbeth by William Shakespeare. She also acted in CUPS' production of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe in spring of 2020. Outside of CUPS, Mollie works at a daycare in her hometown and enjoys sewing and activism.




Nicole Overbaugh is a Junior at Clark, majoring in Screen Studies and minoring in Theater and Studio Art. They have been working with CUPS since Fall 2020, and has since been involved in several theater productions in multiple capacities at the university. They have most recently acted in the Spring 2022 Production of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche. This is Nicole’s second year on the CUPS Executive Board, previously serving as the Community Outreach Chair for the 21-22 season. Outside of theater, Nicole enjoys looking at pictures of cats, getting tattooed, and writing film scripts.



Vice President

Alix Petz is a sophomore studying Theatre Arts with a concentration in stage management at Clark University. They are serving as Vice-President of CUPS for the 2022-2023 year. They have previously been a stage manager for the CUPS production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, as well as stage manager for  Big Black Balloon and Casualties. In their free time, Alix likes to binge watch TV and spend time with their fish Theo and Sushi.




Aanandita Bali currently serves as the Secretary of CUPS and is a senior with a double major in Psychology and Theatre. She has been involved as an actor in almost every production of CUPS since her freshman year including Poor Connection by Brett Iarrobino, The School for Lies by David Ives, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe and The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter by Carolyn Lane. She blames the pandemic for "ruining her streak." Aside from performing with CUPS, Aanandita also works as a Student Ambassador and enjoys writing (both creatively and academically)




Raina Carfaro is a Senior at Clark, majoring in International Development and Social Change, and is Treasurer on this year’s executive board. Raina has been involved in CUPS since Winter 2020 in various roles including acting, mainstage directing, and overall chaos wrangling. Beyond the theater world, she works for the Community Engagement Office, works as an Admissions Ambassador--and more frequently--creates large, messy art projects whilst on her bedroom floor. You can usually find her somewhere in the library yelling about the Mongolian Golden Horde.



Publicity Chair

Erin Frizzell is a senior at Clark double majoring in Studio Arts & History with a Theater Arts minor and is serving as Publicity Chair. Erin first joined CUPS her freshman year as an actor in the 6th Biennial New Play Festival show Elements: A Short Play Anthology. She has since directed several shows for 24 Hour Playfest and assistant directed CUPS’s Spring 2022 production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Outside of CUPS, Erin loves to make art and learn about theme park history.



Events Chair

Jess is a senior at Clark majoring in sociology with a minor in history. She first joined CUPS last year stage managing for the Fall 2021 production of The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter and immediately fell in love with CUPS. In Spring 2022 she was a production assistant for 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. This is her first semester on the CUPS board serving as events chair and she is very excited to have a more active role in theater at Clark. Outside of CUPS, Jess enjoys playing video games like Minecraft, Dead by Daylight, and Stardew Valley. She also loves to read and watch the Jurassic Park and Jaws movies to relax. 



Community Outreach Chair

Gwen Arbetman is a junior at Clark University majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Urban Studies. Having previously Stage Managed and teched for CUPS and Clark Musical Theatre, along with having been on CMT's eboard for two semesters, they are happy to be continuing working with theater at Clark!

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