Meet Our Students

  • Brooke Thomas - Brooke Thomas, a former theatre major with a concentration in acting, graduated in 1987 with a BFA. After graduating from URI, Thomas was able to move forward in the industry as a Casting Director, now with her own casting business.
  • Matt Hobin Matt Hobin - Since graduating from URI in 2003, Matt Hobin has directed/produced over 100 hours of reality, docu-series and competition television shows, along with commercials, comedy shorts, webisodes, and low budget feature films. Currently Hobin is a freelance Executive Producer who also runs his own production company.
  • Eric Lutes - Television fans are likely to recognize Eric Lutes as Del Cassidy on Caroline in the City or Tom Duran on Frasier, or from one of his many guest appearances on other TV series. What they may not know is that he’s a Rhode Island native who grew up in Charlestown and got his BFA in Theatre at URI in 1991.
  • Anthony Luciano - Anthony Luciano, a 2001 graduate with a BFA in Acting and Directing, credits URI Theatre for helping him establish a sense of artistic and self-identity that led him to pursue an interest in Shakespeare, and teach wherever his work takes him.
  • Dan DaCunha - Dan DaCunha, who graduated from URI in 2007 with an acting degree, reflects on his time at URI, and to talks about his fascinating experiences working in Hollywood as a movie and television Script Coordinator/Writer.
  • Olivia Khoshatefeh - The August 2013 URI grad has long had a passion for performing—from putting on shows in her family’s basement, where she always furnished the popcorn, to taking on the title role in her high school’s production of Antigone. But it was at URI that she became an actor.
  • Jenna Broccolo - Although Jenna Broccolo ’12 loved to act in plays when she was in high school, she didn’t actually know what a stage manager was until she enrolled at the University of Rhode Island. And what a discovery it’s been for her.