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Bradleigh Chance

Bradleigh is a researcher for NBC News on the national level. She works with national correspondent, Tom Costello, and producer, Jay Blackman, to generate a wide variety of stories for NBC Nightly News, the Today Show and MSNBC. She also co-hosts a web show called The Week Ahead, which is posted on NBCNews.com every Friday. 

 

Before becoming a researcher, Bradleigh was a production assistant for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and a desk assistant at the NBC News Washington Bureau. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

 

During her time with NBC News she had the opportunity to field produce at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner on the red carpet​, where she managed the MSNBC Snapchat account and requested interviews with celebrities for MSNBC. ​

La Plata High School Theatre is proud of its alumni.  Here is a look at some of our former students and what they are doing today.  If you are a theatre alumni and currently working in the entertainment industry please contact us so that we may include you on this page.

Victoria Anastasi

Although Victoria was proud to have participated in every theatre production at La Plata High School, she had always wanted to face the other beast of acting; film.

After high school, Victoria went to community college at the College of Southern Maryland. While on one hand she was enjoying the new life of an independent college student, on the other hand, she was traveling across Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania in order to dive into the film industry every chance she could get. After booking acting gigs independently for a year, Victoria finally signed with an agent in Maryland, and the ball kept rolling. Victoria began to act in numerous independent films, television shows, commercials, and industrial videos. After college, Victoria signed with an agent in North Carolina and made her move to the South to pursue acting in a bigger arena. Although the competition increased in size, Victoria remains driven and passionate about her work and strives to reach her goals; training, learning, and growing. 

Justin Hancock

Ever since I was a child, I had a strong interest in theatre. I’ve been involved in many productions at La Plata High School, including Fame ’08 and Chicago ’11. I was also highly active in several productions with the Washington National Opera, Port Tobacco Players, and The College of Southern Maryland. Being an actor, singer, an artist, takes guts... lots of guts. It's a very difficult skill to create your own being, to promote your unique skill. But I would like to encourage the future classes of La Plata High School and the community to never give up on your dreams. Never stop creating your art, whether it is a hobby or if your goals are to pursue   a professional career.  Keep pushing for what you believe in and never give up. No matter how many times you go through life being told no, one day, you will hear "Yes". So I ask you along your journey to educate yourself, you will always be a student through life. Engage in what you are doing, you must love your craft and believe in it. Empower others, this is the most beautiful feeling when you can empower and encourage people with your gifts. There is no "correct path" in reaching your dreams. You will all reach your goals in different ways, but again, I ask you to never give up. Best of luck along your artistic journey! 

 

Mr. Hancock graduated La Plata High School in 2011 where he took part in many local community productions such as Sweeney Todd, Fame, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Evita, The King and I, Amahl And The Night Visitors, The Secret Garden. After he graduated, Mr. Hancock went on to pursue his Bachelors of Music at the Eastman School of Music, The University of Rochester '15. She Loves Me, Our Town, Street Scenes, Dialogues of the Carmelites. He has been involved with Young Artist Programs throughout Europe, Canada, and Los Angeles. Mr. Hancock was most recently seen in Canada’s Opera on the Avalon's production of Sweeney Todd as Tobias Ragg. Mr. Hancock currently lives in New York City where he is continuing to study and follow his performance dreams.

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