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Graduate Dramatic Writing Class Notes

The following is a list of what just some of our graduates have been doing.  If you would like to let your fellow alumni know what you've been up to, be sure to submit your own class note to be published on the web and in the Tisch Newsletter.

Daniel Arkin 1988 Dramatic Writing
Daniel Arkin is currently Co-Executive Producer of Kyle XY on ABC Family. He has written for The X-Files, Alias, and Las Vegas among other shows. As well as five original television pilots and more than ten original features. He currently lives in Santa Monica with his wife and two children.
Nanci Gaglio 1995 Dramatic Writing
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Nanci Gaglio is in pre-production with her third short for the festival circuit titled "Fredericka". Nanci also created an original TV series that went into development with BBC through Shed Media in London. She currently lives in San Francisco.
Susan Johnston 2000 Dramatic Writing
Susan Johnston's one-act play, How Cissy Grew, will be presented in a staged reading at the FestivALL Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia. Ms. Johnston was honored in April at the 30th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards when she won the category of best play writing for How Cissy Grew. The play had its world premiere at the El Portal Forum Theatre from October to November 2008. Desperate Housewives star James Denton will perform in the reading. Ms. Johnston  has worked as a film industry reporter for Interview magazine and recently released her first novel, Party Favors. In May, she was honored by NYU with a Meritorious Alumni Service Award for her work helping to establish alumni programs on the West and East coasts.
Julia Moberg 2001 Dramatic Writing
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Julia Moberg's first novel SKIES OVER SWEETWATER will be published by Keene Publishing in March 2008 and is available wherever books are sold. A historical coming-of-age novel, SKIES OVER SWEETWATER.
topNikki Mondschein, Esq. 2001 Dramatic Writing

Nikki Mondschein, Esq. is an associate attorney for Caplan & Ross, an entertainment litigation boutique firm in NYC.

Nikki's Serial fiction blog, The Star Islanders, has been featured in the "Best of Culture" section of Miami Modern Luxury's 2009 Best of the City issue! The Star Islanders: Twitter: Facebook:  Praise for The Star Islanders: "If you've never heard of Francie Leighton, you might be missing some of the most sassy fiction in South Florida." -- The Miami Herald "A Pop diva named the Queen Conch, prattling parrot and hoodie-wearing heroine named Francie Leighton -- they're all the imaginative makings of Nikki Mondschein's serial fiction blog, The Star Islanders..." -- Miami Modern Luxury, Best of the City 2009  "Nikki Mondschein...has been drawing attention for giving an old form a new twist, in the shape of a fictional blog with its own downloadable indie-rock soundtrack." -- BC Law Magazine

Kathryn Maughan 2005 Dramatic Writing
Along with Anil Baral (BFA, Film & TV), I just received a grant through the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Fund for A Noble Affair. The film tells the story of Marie Curie, who was one of the leading feminist figures of the scientific world, facing obstacles in her professional and personal life, both exacerbated by gender discrimination. This is the story of how she proved the existence of the element Radium, thereby paving the way for many discoveries in nuclear science and earning her a second Nobel Prize.