List of State University of New York at Purchase people

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The following is a list of individuals associated with State University of New York at Purchase through attending as a student, or serving as a member of the faculty or staff.

Conservatory of Theater Arts & Film alumni "Purchase Mafia"[edit]

The alumni of the Conservatory of Theater Arts & Film compose what has been called the "Purchase Mafia" by several different sources, including Edie Falco and Hal Hartley [1][2] and is also organized as an alumni group on Linkedin. The term was first coined by casting director, Eve Brandstein, and later used in multiple biographical listings of Purchase alumni on The Internet Movie Database. It was later picked up by the press when actress and Purchase alumna, Edie Falco, came to national attention as a result of her role on HBO's mob drama, The Sopranos.

Notable alumni and former students from the Conservatory of Theater Arts & Film:

Actors and actresses[edit]

Theatrical designers and technicians[edit]

Playwrights and screenwriters[edit]





Dancers and choreographers[edit]

Jahain Clark (dancer / choreographer) Momix, Chalasa Dance Theatre (Artistic Director/ co-founder with Reuben Bechtold)



Liberal arts and sciences[edit]





Radio personalities[edit]


  1. ^ Purchase Power. The Village Voice. March 9, 1999.
  2. ^ College website Archived May 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Dan Friedman". Collections. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Retrieved 1 October 2012.