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‘I felt like I was making a difference’: Retiring Arts Academy instructors reflect on their tenures at Interlochen

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Jeff Norris, and Mindy Rohn share their favorite memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for their next chapter.

Dustin Tucker

Climbing the ladder: Dustin Tucker shares his journey from Interlochen to Academy Award-nominated films

The actor and Arts Academy theatre alumnus chats about filming ‘The Holdovers’ and ‘American Fiction,’ appearing in two Oscar-nominated movies, and building a vibrant career one role at a time.

Angie Kim’s (IAA 84-87) New York Times best-selling novel Happiness Falls will be adapted as a television series by Stone Village Television and Under the Influence Production.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (IAC 03, IAC St 05) will star alongside Halle Bailey and Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Pharrell Williams’ currently unnamed, coming-of-age movie musical.

T.G. Sparks (IAC 23) published his debut novel, The Last Siren, through Blue Forge Press in February. Sparks workshopped the novel at the Interlochen Arts Camp Novel Writing Intensive last summer.

In Memoriam

All In Memoriam

Claire Corson Skinner (IAC/NMC 71) passed away on March 23, 2024.

Carrol McLaughlin Cousineau (IAC/NMC 64-66, 69) of Tuscon, Arizona, passed away on March 10, 2018.

Gary Dean Schaaf (IAA 67-69) of Richmond, Michigan, passed away on Jan. 17, 2024.

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