Eliyana Abraham ’23 is a Neuroscience major, also pursuing a certificate in Music Theatre. She began her theatre career at Princeton by directing Sex on Broadway in 2019, where she met some of the best PUPeople she knows. Since then, she’s had a great time making theatre on-campus and off (despite being in the middle of a PUPandemic), and feels incredibly lucky to be able to do so. In addition to her devotion to theatre, Eliyana considers her devotion to 2010s boy bands to be an equally essential part of her identity; the One Direction member she most strongly identifies with is Niall.
Julia Elman ‘23 is intending to concentrate in the School of Public and International Affairs with certificates in Music Theater and Environmental Studies. In addition to performing and being a part of PUP, Julia is also the Co-President of Princeton Against Gun Violence and involved in various climate justice groups on campus. Julia is also very mediocre at strange celebrity impressions and has a very concerning caffeine addiction (please get her help).
Gabbie Bourla ’23 is a prospective math major who loves musical theater despite it being completely different from what she studies. In addition to being the production manager of PUP, she is the stage manager for different theater productions, a member of TapCats, and part of the math club. At any given moment, you can probably find her listening to either Queen or showtunes.
Kira Fitzgerald ’24 (PUP Production Manager) is a prospective computer science major pursuing certificates in cognitive science and finance. She is from Cleveland Ohio, and is a proud midwesterner! In addition to theater at Princeton she is a Matriculate advising fellow and a member of the Asian American Student Association (AASA). She is a huge pizza fan, and you can always find her dancing around like a weirdo or looking for the best snacks. She is so excited to be a part of the PUP family!!
Kate is a History major, with certificates in Theatre and Music Theatre. She is currently involved in a lot of theater on campus, including co-directing Urinetown this season for PUP, performing in several department shows and being an active member of Cast and Business Team for the Princeton Triangle Club. Kate also spends her time on campus giving Orange Key tours and occasionally writing for the Daily Princetonian. She is very excited to take on the role of Business Manager and become more acquainted with the financial side of theater, especially because she is interested in working in producing and the creative development side of theater in the future.
Cecilia Zubler ’23 is sophomore from Arlington, VA. She is a prospective Politics major with an intended certificate in Computer Science. Besides PUP, she is involved in Triangle Club, The Daily Princetonian, and Princeton Students Against Gerrymandering. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crossword puzzles, and running .
Special Projects Manager
Sabina Jafri (she/hers) is co-special projects coordinator. A current Frosh from Maryland, she is a newly converted avid knitter, enthusiastic chef, and chocolate lover. In the theatre, Sabina most enjoys producing, directing, and designing educational programs. She loves working with small children and hopes to make that an integral part of PUP in the coming year!
Special Projects Manager
Casey Beidel (he/him) is one of the Special Projects Managers for Princeton University Players. He is a first-year student from Rutherford, New Jersey and plans on concentrating in Sociology with certificates in Music Theater, American Studies, and Gender & Sexuality Studies. At Princeton, he is a cast member in the Princeton Triangle Club and recently assistant-stage managed the Lewis Center’s production of Unbecoming. He appreciates a good charcuterie board and a good special project.
Matthew Weatherhead ‘23 is a prospective Psychology major with intended certificates in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Music Theatre. When he isn’t being jealous of tenors in musicals (Matthew is a baritone), he can be found still being jealous of tenors in Triangle, the Nassoons and the Princeton University Glee Club. Apart from singing, Matthew is a connoisseur of anything on Netflix and is an aspiring gym bro who loves the show Glee.
Charlotte Kunesh ’24 is a prospective Molecular Biology major with intended certificates in Theatre and Music Theatre. After having such a great experience performing in SOB, she knew PUP was the place for her. In addition to being publicity co-chair of PUP, she is involved with Triangle Club, First College Council, and Health in Princeton Schools. She looks forward to seeing people outside of a computer screen and awaits the day that people realize how short she is.
New Works Director
Aaron Ventresca ’24 intends to concentrate in mathematics with certificates in theatre, musical theatre, and Spanish. No stranger to the stage, Aaron has performed at both the amateur and professional level in addition to writing original full-length musicals. When not making theatre, Aaron can be found working hard in the gym, experimenting in the kitchen, or tending to tomato plants in the backyard.
New Works Director
Kaelani is a sophomore, prospective Anthropology major (with certificates in theatre, creative writing, and Latino Studies), and gets lost around campus way too easily. When she is not doing artsy things, she can probably be found swiping people in at Dillon or McGraw, hanging out at the CJL, in the SIFP Office, or FaceTiming her dog, Hojan. Kaelani is also a member of Mathey College Council, Matriculate advising fellow, and co-chair on the Princeton Latinos y Amigos board.
Giao Vu Dinh
Giao Vu Dinh ’24 is a freshman in the Computer Science department planning to pursue certificates in Neuroscience and Musical Theatre. After participating in SOB this fall, she is super excited to be a part of the PUP community and continue being involved. Outside of PUP, she is also on Theatre Intime Board and an advising fellow with Matriculate.
Halle is a freshman from central Pennsylvania with very little clue of what she wants to do with her life! She really enjoys singing, playing the piano, composing, and acting, and is a member of the Glee Club and the Katzenjammers outside PUP. She is also a big consumer of food and yes, she will most likely eat what you don’t finish. She is hYpEd to be a part of the PUP Board and can’t wait to pester musicians to play in our shows in the years to come!
Madeleine LeBeau (’24) is excited to be the Graphic Designer for PUP this year! In addition to PUP, she is on the Executive Board for the Center of Jewish Life and is a member of Mathey College Council, Glee Club, and the Princeton Opera Company. She intends to concentrate in History, with certificates in Musical Theater, Vocal Performance, and Judaic Studies. She is looking forward to serving on PUP board and being a part of many theatrical performances during her time at Princeton!
Gaea Lawton ’23 is planning to concentrate in Neuroscience and get a certificate in Musical Theater. After Princeton, she plans on going to law school. If you went looking for her on campus, you will probably find her napping on the Women*s Center bean bags, stealing other people’s rewards points from their purchases at the Wa, attempting to climb various Princeton buildings, or studying in the Forbes dhall – in awe of the unique brilliance and seemingly unending kindness of her friends. She feels incredibly lucky to have found such a supportive and welcoming community in PUP and encourages everyone who has an inkling of an interest in theater to get involved with PUP in one way or another.
Box Office Manager
Regan ’22 is a junior in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering program with certificates in Computer Science, French & Theatre. She is Comptroller of the Daily Princetonian, in addition to being a member of Cast, Business Team, and EDIT Co-Chair for the Princeton Triangle Club. If you ever find her staring blankly at her computer, please leave her be, it’s the only sleep she gets.
Social Media Manager
Gabby Veciana is a first-year from NYC intending to concentrate in Music with certificates in Entrepreneurship and Theater. She hopes to pursue a career in arts administration and is excited to grow and learn on PUP board as Social Media Manager this year. Gabby loves many things, including but not limited to pop culture podcasts, iced green tea with lemon and sugar, painting her nails, and NBC’s Smash. She dreams of someday meeting and worshipping Barbra Streisand but recognizes that one should never meet their heroes.
Aside from planning PUP social events, Jani Dumapit ’23 spends her time arranging her Squishmallow mountain, trying to convince everyone that she’s not a Swiftie, and playing codenames. Her co-social chair, Reis White, refused to having matching bios, so maybe her experience in the School of Public and International Affairs will teach her how to plot revenge accordingly.
Reis White is a junior Linguistics Major with intended certificates in French and Classics. He considers himself a social person, so I guess his position makes sense.
Jenni Lawson ’23 is an Economics major pursuing certificates in Theatre, Music Theatre, and Computer Science (so she knows her way around a WordPress;). When she’s not singing and dancing with PUP and Triangle, she enjoys baking, making TikToks, and strumming her lyre like an ancient Greek muse.
Assistant Technical Director
Rosemary ’23 is a spicy Pisces studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. When she’s not doing theatre-y things, she can usually be found watching cartoons, making homemade noodles in her dorm room, or spending time on her favorite software, Rhinoceros 3D!
Ask her about Harry Styles.
Assistant Technical Director
Callie Zheng ’24 is a prospective Chemical and Biological Engineering major with intended certificates in Materials Science and Sustainable Energy. In addition to being one of two assistant technical directors, she is a part of the Princeton University Mentoring Program and plays the piano and tennis (when she isn’t bogged down with PSETS galore).