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CUPS 2021-2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Meet the new and returning faces of CUPS' 2021-22 Executive Board!

DYLAN PARRA

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President

Dylan Parra is a senior at Clark entering his third year on E-Board. Prior to becoming President, he previously served as Vice President during the 2020-2021 academic year and Secretary during the 2019-2020 academic year. Outside of the board, Dylan performed in Rumors by Neil Simon (Spring 2019), and the 6th biennial New Play Festival (Fall 2019). He was also involved in a variety of shows in the Spring of 2020 before CUPS and the V&PA Dept. were brought to an unexpected standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dylan studies Media, Culture, and Arts, with minors in Political Science and Theatre Arts. Outside of theatre, Dylan enjoys writing and playing music, watching movies, and engaging in political campaign work. 

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Mollie McDonald

Vice President

Mollie McDonald is a junior at Clark majoring in Theatre Arts with a minor in education and is currently serving as Vice 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. 

ALEX SKLARZ

Secretary

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Alex Sklarz is a senior at Clark majoring in Political Science with a minor in History and on track to pursue a master’s in Public Administration through Clark’s Advanced Degree program. He is currently serving as the Secretary of the Clark University Players Society.

 

Alex is a lifelong lover of theater who has spent many years acting, singing, dancing, writing, and improvising for the stage. His experience with CUPS began in 2019 as an actor in the annual Play-in-a-Day festival, and later in the role of Ernie in Neil Simons’ Rumors. He then joined CUPS’ Executive Board as a producer, spending the 2019-2020 academic year as Publicity Chair. Since 2020, he has been Secretary and has directed scenes in Play-in-a-Day and appeared as Rosse in Macbeth. Alex has loved working as part of the CUPS team. Entering his third year on the E-Board, he has been with CUPS throughout the process of pandemic theater making and is excited to help involve students and the community in CUPS’ upcoming endeavors.

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WILLOW MCKEON

Treasurer

Willow McKeon is a senior at Clark University serving as CUPS’ treasurer and double majoring in english and community, youth and education studies. She has been working with CUPS since the Fall of 2018 as an actor in Antigone and has also acted in the spring 2019 show Rumors. She has also served as CUPS’ events chair and community outreach chair in the past. In her spare time, Willow plays drums and has also taken up guitar and bass guitar. She is also fond of creative writing, as well as hobbies such as D&D and Warhammer modeling. Willow has loved working with CUPS and is excited for another year on board!

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ANNA-LI ST. MARTIN

Publicity Co-Chair

Anna-Li St. Martin is a senior at Clark double majoring in History and Studio Arts, and is currently serving her second year as Co-Publicity Chair of Clark University Players Society. She first joined CUPS during her freshman year as an Assistant Scenic Designer for Antigone, then became the Scenic Designer for Spring 2019’s production of Rumors by Neil Simon. For the 6th Biennial Playfest, she scenic designed for bothThe List by Riley Sternhagen and Poor Connection by Brett Iarrobino. Aside from being a part of CUPS, Anna-Li enjoys going on adventures with friends and graphic designing.

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DOMINIQUE GNAGNE

Publicity Co-Chair

Dominique Gnagne is a junior at Clark, double majoring in Psychology and Media, Culture, and the Arts. She currently serves as Publicity Co-Chair. She first began working with CUPS since being apart of the cast for the spring 2020 production of The School for Lies by David Ives. On campus, she is apart of The Peapod Squad, one of Clark’s improv groups, and volunteers with Main IDEA Youth & Arts! Outside of Clark and CUPS, Dominique enjoys playing the guitar and trying to crack jokes every now and then.

RAINA CARFARO

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Events Chair

Raina is Junior at Clark, majoring in International Development and Social Change, and is serving as Events Chair! Raina has been involved in multiple CUPS shows, beginning as Acaste in School for Lies (pre-pandemic 2020 and Zoom 2021), a Weyard Sister in Macbeth (Fall 2020), and was Movement Coordinator for The Wolves (Spring 2021). Beyond the theatre world, she works for the Community Engagement Office, is an Admissions Ambassador, writes for the Scarlet, 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.

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NICOLE OVERBAUGH

Community Outreach Chair

Nicole Overbaugh is a sophomore at Clark majoring in Screen Studies and planning on minoring in Theater. She has been working with CUPS since Fall 2020 as a set designer for Macbeth. She has since directed for 24HR Playfest and joined The Wolves crew as assistant stage manager. This is Nicole’s first semester on CUPS Executive Board, currently serving as the Community Outreach Chair. Outside of CUPS, Nicole enjoys photography and golfing, as well as reviewing movies with her podcast group, Five Dollar Movie Bin.