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Theatre alum become Mask Makers for the greater community

home made masks

Look for the helpers—you’ll find theatre artists!

side view of a stack of masks
A photo of Sara Heifetz’s masks. She’s given away 1000!

Donna Coghill – masks for Westminister Canterbury Retirement Home

Brett Ashley – MCV and friends – also etsy shop

Maura Cravey– family

Jennifer Leigh, Julie Malon Knight and Cris Knight – co-workers and family

Barbara Hayes – lots for friends

Victoria Mathis Sanders – family and friends

Lynn West – about 150

Cindy Warren , Keri Wormald, Lynette Hensley – for a place housing medical personnel

Bethany Faith Farris – putting 104 to use, Sends Liz Hopper her thanks!

Sherry Harper-McCombs – EMS and students staying at school

Sara Heifetz – given away 1,000!

Liz Hopper – for 2 vet hospitals and for Amy Riddick – her favorite covid nurse

And a few folks have masks available for purchase!

Elizabeth Ferguson – Texas –Christenia & Co. Etsy Store

Joy WilliamsGiggle in Pink

I have missed lots, but if you need masks, your VCUarts Theatre crew have you covered (literally).

view of a home studio
a shot of Elizabeth Ferguson’s mask making studio

Interested in being featured on an alum newsletter or have news to share on the alumni Call Board? Email Jerry Williams ( or Liz Hopper ( The July edition will feature Black alumni, and the August edition will highlight educators.

Stories compiled by Liz Hopper & Jerry Williams for the June 2020 Theatre Alumni newsletter.