The Wright State Alumni Association is pleased to announce the Alumni Speaker Series, a virtual experience for alumni, friends and the Wright State community to hear from some of our most distinguished alumni.
Wright State University is always eager to showcase the value of a Wright State education through the successes of its alumni, who have made significant contributions to the economic, social, technological, and artistic growth of the local and global communities. Starting in September 2020, the Wright State Alumni Association will host one nationally significant alumni speaker per month, engaging alumni on a variety of topics.
Upcoming Alumni Speaker Series dates and speakers are:
Alumni Speaker Series: Joey Monda '12
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
Virtual, via Webex
FREE, open to the public
Join the Wright State Alumni Association for the third installment of the 2020 Alumni Speaker Series, featuring alumnus and Tony Award winner Joey Monda '12. Monda, who earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2012 from Wright State, is producer and owner of Sing Out Louise! Productions. He received a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2019 for “Hadestown.” He has also produced the Broadway productions of “Allegiance,” “The New One” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” There will be a short Q&A session following his talk. *Registration is REQUIRED
About Joey Monda:
Wright State University musical theatre graduate Joey Monda is once again a contender for Tony Awards. Monda received two Tony Awards nominations for Best Play as producer of “Slave Play” and “The Inheritance.” “Slave Play” earned a total of 12 nominations while “The Inheritance” received 11 nominations.
Monda, who earned a Bachelore of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from Wright State, is producer and owner of Sing Out Louise! Productions. He received a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2019 for “Hadestown.” He has also produced the Broadway productions of “Allegiance,” “The New One” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Monda received the 2020 Graduate of the Last Decade Award from the Wright State Alumni Association.
As a student at Wright State, Monda led the student-run theatre, the Jubilee Directing Lab, interned with The Human Race Theatre Company, and hosted a weekly radio show on WWSU. He also interned with theatre producer and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky, with whom he began a professional relationship that continued after graduation and led to off-Broadway and Broadway productions.
Monda has led a new sector of the entertainment industry in developing innovative contracts and structures to film and release Broadway shows for Cineplex release and pay-per-view showings, making live theatre available to everyone. He was the lead producer for the video release of the Broadway musical “Bandstand,” which demonstrated the effectiveness of this new marketing model.
He connects new Wright State graduates with mentors in New York City to help them begin their professional lives. His engagement in the annual industry immersion week of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures has helped make it an effective professional gateway experience for students and alumni.
Alumni Speaker Series Archive
Eddie graduated from Wright State University in 1991 with a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from the College of Liberal Arts. He was a varsity wrestler on Wright States’ nationally recognized wrestling team. Eddie portrayed the role of homeland security counterintelligence agent Jack Payne on the USA Network series Shooter, starring Ryan Phillipe and Omar Epps. He also played Secret Service Agent Peter Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13, the most successful show in the Syfy channel’s history.
Doug Rasor '77 served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972, with his last two years stationed aboard a Guided Missile Cruiser (U.S.S Oklahoma City, CLG-5) in VietnamAfter leaving the Navy he obtained an AS in EET from Sinclair Community College and a BS in Systems Engineering from Wright State University (Magna Cum Laude), with postgraduate work in Computer Science.