Alumni Success
In educating the Whole Artist, we prepare our students for graduate study and work in the professional theatre and many other careers. Here is what some of our alumni have to say about how the theatre program at Le Moyne prepared them for life and work after college.

Kelsey Moriarty ('12)

Kelsey Moriarty is currently the Partners Program Manager at The Public Theater in New York City. She manages their multi-million dollar individual giving programs, and works with the rest of the individual giving team to raise money to support the work on The Public's stages. She has been at The Public since March 2013, starting as an intern in their Executive Office. Six months later, she moved into the Development Department, where she has been ever since. Prior to that, she held internships at Signature Theatre Company, also in New York City, and Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont.

Nick Barbato ('09)

Nick Barbato

After graduating from Le Moyne in 2009 Nick Barbato spent a few years in New York, and then decided to audition for graduate programs. In 2012, he attended auditions at URTA (University/Resident Theatre Association) where he received several offers. He then decided to accept an offer from Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House Conservatory where he is currently obtaining his MFA in acting for a graduation in April ’16. This past summer Nick starred in his first equity production as Leo Hubbard in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. He is currently in works for a production of The Three Sisters, and will begin work on The Philadelphia Story in the spring. Starting in the fall of 2015, Nick will be a full fledge company member for The Cleveland Playhouse and with perform in many of their productions for their centennial season. You will then be able to catch Nick in NYC for his senior showcase in April 2016. After completion of his MFA, Nick plans to remain in New York City.


Kari Litteer

Since graduating, Kari has bounced from internship to internship, each opportunity in a different area of theatre (and the country). Three days after she graduated, she packed up all of her things and moved to Sharon, Connecticut where she served as their stage manager and properties intern. During her time in Connecticut she worked on big shows such as Spamalot. After that, she moved 2,000 miles away from home to Phoenix, Arizona to work at at Phoenix Theatre as their Patron Services and Sales Intern for their 2013/2014 Season. Through this opportunity, she was able to not only work in the box office, but branch out to gain house management experience. Continuing with her travels she accepted an Arts Administration Intern and Concessions Manager position in Monmouth, Maine for the summer of 2014. She rejoined Phoenix Theatre in their 2014/2015 Season, this time as the Production Management Apprentice. In this position, she learned a lot about what makes the Production Department tick and was able to help out backstage on major productions.


Currently, Kari still works for Phoenix Theatre but this time in their Development department as the Special Events Associate. In the next year she hopes to apply to the 2016 class of Virginia Tech's Arts Leadership MFA program.


Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Prof. Matt Chiorini


(315) 445-4523


Contact the Department:

W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4523