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Matthew Kraus '01 is an M.F.A. student at the School of Film, Ohio University. Visit his Web page.

Molly Hale '00 moved to Chicago during the summer of 2000 immediately following her graduation from Clark University. She moved to Chicago specifically to study comedy which she has been doing ever since. She has trained at the Second City Conservatory for sketch comedy, The iO Theater, and The Annoyance for improvisation, The Artistic Home for Meisner technique and a myriad of other acting studios for film and commercial work.

Molly has performed with several independent improv teams over her tenure in Chicago but her most notable troupes include the Harold team Rattlesnake High School at the iO Theater and the ComedySportz ensemble. She was with both organizations for almost five years. Molly first dabbled in sketch writing at the Second City, but soon made it a passion. She's been a part of three sketch groups to date: The Patel Leads, 5 & Dime, and Sketchcore which was recently hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "The future of sketch comedy."

Recently Molly moved to LA where she works as a voice over and commercial talent. Clips of her work along with past sketches, a full resume, and upcoming performances and projects can be found on her Web site.

After graduating from Clark, Tommy Schrider '95 apprenticed at the Actors Theatre of Louiville for a year and then went to graduate school at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his MFA in Acting in 2000. Since graduating, he has worked in film and TV, onstage Off-Broadway in New York, in regional theaters throughout the country, and internationally in Ireland with Professor Ray Munro from Clark. He has recently appeared in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the world premiere of Brendan at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, and in a reading of Darwin at Down by Clark Professor Gino Diorio at Urban Stages. He will soon be going to Los Angeles to play Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest at South Coast Repertory.