Alumni Mondragons

Rafael Benoit
Rafael Benoit

Theatre: lead in Orchestra (MTC Studios), co-lead in Clear Cold Place (Secret Theatre), co-lead in Decompression (Kraine Theatre), lead in Brooklyn Crossing (Gallery Players), lead in My Artichoke Heart (Theatre for the New City), and supporting cast member in Magic Kingdom (Connely Theatre). TV: co-star in Broad City (Comedy Central), co-star in Blue Bloods (CBS), and co-star in Unforgettable (CBS). Rafael received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University and gives thanks to God, his parents and all those that come out to support him in his performances.

Elizabeth Barrett Groth
Elizabeth Barrett Groth

Elizabeth Barrett Groth is a costume designer. New York: Vassa (Lee Strasberg Institute), A Midsummer Night’s (Queer) Dream (The Hive), Billy Witch (Studio 42), Estrella Cruz, the Junkyard Queen (Ars Nova), Created Equal, We in Silence Hear a Whisper, and A Shot Away (Red Fern Theater Company), Cendrillon (NYU Steinhart), L’Enfant et Les Sortileges (Manhattan School of Music), Up Up Down Down (NYTE). Regional: Eclipsed (Yale Repertory Theatre, Boston University Opera Institute, A.R.T. Institute, and Berkshire Theatre Festival). Elizabeth received her MFA in Design from Yale School of Drama. www.ElizabethBarrettGroth.com

Raja Feather Kelly
Raja Feather Kelly

Raja Feather Kelly is a performer/choreographer living and working NYC. Kelly has performed in the companies of David Dorfman Dance, zoe | juniper, Reggie Wilson, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion, and creates collaborative projects with B.S. Movement – This has garnered him critical acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. An English and dance major (Connecticut College) with deep interest in both verbal and nonverbal forms of expression, Kelly founded his performance company the feath3r theory after writing a novel of the same name. Kelly was a 2014 LMCC Workspace Recipient, and a commissioned Artist in residence at Dixon Place Dance, NYC.

John Knowles
John Knowles

John Knowles is a New York-based video artist. He has been building live video projection installations for several years based out of the Roger Smith Hotel. John met Kyoung at the Vermont Studio Center as a fellow Writer-in-Residence. You can learn more about John’s work at panmanmixtapes.tumblr.com, www.panmanproductions.com, and twitter.com/pancity.

Jason Krugman
Jason Krugman

Jason Krugman is an experienced hand working at the intersection of physical computing, fine art and lighting. He runs a boutique design firm specializing in interactive, architectural LED systems and public artworks. As an artist and a designer, Krugman specializes in arranging electricity and light within 3-dimensional spaces, taking advantage of many different materials and manufacturing processes. He currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and has also taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Eugene Lang College, New School University. Jason holds degrees in Economics and Interactive Media from Tufts University and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. www.JasonKrugman.com

Irfan Prawira
Irfan Prawira

Irfan Prawira was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and has worked with Jakarta Conservatory Orchestra, Batavia Madrigal Singers, Jakarta Broadway Singers, Indonesia Youth Committee and was a high school theatre coach from 2006 to 2008. He founded 42nd Street Production in 2006, an independent theatre production specializing in musical theatre. In New York City, Irfan has been working with Kyoung’s Pacific Beat for TALA (University Settlement, 2015) and PillowTalk (BRIC, 2015).

Yin Yue
Yin Yue

Yin Yue is a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in China, she attended Shanghai Dance School, where she received rigorous training in technically demanding and highly structured Chinese classical and folk dance as well as classical ballet. She continued her education at Shanghai Normal University. She has appeared in many festivals and dance competitions throughout China and was ranked in 2005 as one of the top ten performers in the National Dance Competition in Yunnan. She moved to New York City in 2006 to pursue an MFA in Contemporary Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts. Yin Yue was winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013 and first runner-up of The A.W.A.R.D. Show 2010! presented by New York’s The Joyce Theater Foundation. Yin Yue is also Artistic Director of Jiangxi Zhongshan Dance School.