Where Are They Now?


Welcome to "Where Are They Now?"

The Roadside Theater has always been blessed with talented, generous and enthusiastic participants - you see them onstage, off stage, behind the bar, selling cookies, stitching costumes, slinging paint, handing out programs, and doing a million other things it takes to run a theater. Each and every one of them is a "star" in our books. Many of these Roadside "stars" continue working in theater after they leave - shooting into other community theaters, theater training programs or, in some cases, professional careers. Some former Roadsiders are on TV, in movies, touring with shows, working as professional technicians or even running their own theater company.

If you were or know a former Roadsider we would love to hear where you are and what you are doing in the performance world - or any world for that matter. Just send us an email through the website - tell us where you are, what you are doing, how and when you were involved with the Roadside. Feel free to include a pic if you like.

We hope the following Roadside "Shooting Star" will be the first in a long line of people we get to catch up with and say "We knew them when!" We always ask people who are leaving the Roadside Theater to drop us an email to let us know where they are and what they are up to. Life gets the better of all us and we lose touch with people. We hope make up for that with this new section.

So, congratulations, again, to Nina Arianda (Matijcio) - a Roadsider from 1999-2002. Nina was just nominated for her second Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway production of "Venus in Fur". Her first nomination was just last year, for "Born Yesterday". Nina first appeared at the Roadside in The Music Man in 1999 as "Zaneeta Shinn" and was involved till she left for college in 2002. She performed in The Elephant Man, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Ain't Misbehavin, The Woman in Black and The Author's Voice. Nina studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and in NYC at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, received her BA from the New School University and her MFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts Graduate program. All of us at the Roadside congratulate you, Nina and wish you all the best in what is already a stellar career!

Ellis Hamilton - a Roadsider from 2009-2010 - recently peformed at The Metropolitan Room in New York City. Ellis first appeared at the Roadside in Oliver in 2009 as "Oliver". All of us at the Roadside wish Ellis all the best with his budding musical career!