Alumni Career Conversation with Thomas Kail '99, Theater Director

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12:00pm
Zoom Webinar

FREE! RSVP required for access to virtual event.

Wesleyan's Gordon Career Center presents a virtual fireside chat-style career conversation with Tony Award-winning director of Hamilton Thomas Kail '99 and current Wesleyan Theater majors Milton Espinoza Jr. '22 and Vianca Pérez '22. Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Dance, Environmental Studies, and African American Studies Nicole Stanton will provide a brief introduction, and the conversation will be followed by audience Q&A. This conversation is open to Wesleyan students, alumni, parents, families, faculty, and staff.

Thomas Kail's Broadway directing credits include Hamilton, In the Heights, Freestyle Love Supreme, Lombardi, and Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway selected directing credits include Hamilton, Dry Powder, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Kings at The Public Theater; The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre; In the Heights, Broke-ology, and When I Come to Die at Lincoln Center Theater; and Daphne’s Dive at Signature Theatre. Broadway producing credits include Derren Brown: Secret and Freestyle Love Supreme. Some television directing and producing credits include Fosse/Verdon on FX and Grease: Live on Fox. He is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Milton Espinoza Jr. '22 is studying Theater and Film. On-campus he is known for his activism and artwork for the POC community. He's directed the 2nd Stage and Shades' production of In the Heights and has acted in and produced a variety of different shows/films on campus.

Vianca Pérez '22 is double majoring in Theater and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has performed in multiple theater, dance, and film productions and co-leads WesInterpreters, a group that provides legal translation and interpretation services to local schools and organizations.