2021 Apprentices

Apprentices work on all aspects of each main stage production alongside industry experts, and are considered professional staff. After a season with Gloucester Stage, apprentices will have the depth of knowledge to form their own companies, seek full time employment with professional theater companies, or pursue graduate degrees.


Designed to be an optimal experience for recent college graduates, we build a strong ensemble in which every member has a voice and plays a role. The goal is for all candidates to be placed in professional job opportunities in their desired job markets upon exiting the program in the Fall.

Gloucester Stage Company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit. You can learn more about how our company is taking action build a more anti-racist culture online here: gloucesterstage.com/action-plan

Gloucester Stage Company remains committed to providing a safe environment for all of our volunteers, artists, and staff. We are proud adopters of the The Chicago Theatre Standards, and part of the #notinourhouse movement. Read more about the standards online here: gloucesterstage.com/standards

The 2024 Applications have closed. The current applicants will be contacted about interviews by the week of March 18th and offers will be made by April 1, 2024. Questions: info@gloucesterstage.com or 978-281-4433

2025 Applications will become available January 2025

Apprentice Program – APPLICATIONS CLOSED for 2024

Gloucester Stage’s Apprenticeship Program seeks seven young theatre professionals interested in creative ownership, furthering their education, networking, and real world experience with the added support of residence and paid stipend. Designed to be an optimal experience for recent college graduates, we build a strong ensemble in which every member has a voice and plays a role.

Apprentices work on all aspects of each main stage productions alongside industry experts, and are considered professional staff. After a season with Gloucester Stage, apprentices will have the depth of knowledge to form their own companies, seek full time employment with professional theater companies, or pursue graduate degrees.

We accept apprentices in the following disciplines:
Learn more by clicking the Positions Tab above

  • Directing & Producing
  • Community Development & Group Sales
  • Stage Management (2 positions available)
  • Production / Technical (Costumes & Props)
  • Production / Technical (Scenic & Lighting)
  • Marketing & Events

Time Commitment:
Full-Time Employment
End of May through End of September

Weekly stipend of $200 (W-9)
Free Shared Housing in a Historic Manor
Learn more by clicking the Housing Tab above
If not using housing, pay rate = $15/hr

Discipline Area duties (e.g. Directing, Stage Management, etc.)
Tech Week Load Ins and Strikes for each production
Front of House shifts in Box Office and Concessions


  • This position is intended for applicants graduating from a four-year college/university program, but this is not a requirement. An emphasis in theater study is preferred. Students returning to campus in the Fall are not encouraged to apply. We are willing to review applicants with special circumstances on a case by case basis.
  • Must be positive, collaborative, hardworking, flexible theater makers with a deep passion for the work.
  • Weekend and evening availability is a must – this is a short-term, full-time program.
  • Should have own transportation (we are in beachfront community with little public transportation)

Apprentice Positions

All Apprentices, regardless of position, will participate in tech week load-ins, box office shifts, concessions shifts, and special events as needed – understanding that the first priority is the area of focus below. There are SEVEN available positions:


Directing & Producing Apprentice

  • Works alongside the Artistic Director to produce the mainstage productions and artistic projects throughout the season
  • Assists directors on mainstage productions
  • Supports dramaturgy research of mainstage productions
  • Provided the opportunity to direct a special project
  • Must have a strong sense of collaboration and self-motivation
  • Reports to the Artistic Director



Community Development & Group Sales

  • Works alongside the creative staff in producing a wide variety of audience engagement events throughout the season
  • Coordinate and assist onstage Talkbacks and offsite Expert Discussions around mainstage productions and staged readings
  • Apply dramaturgical research to engage unique communities and populations represented in the stories onstage
  • Assists the Box Office Manager on group sales and discounts to target special interest groups
  • Assists the Box Office Manager with onsite sponsor group events and tickets
  • Work alongside the Marketing & Events Apprentice to communicate speaker information and group cultivation event information in newsletters and upcoming events materials
  • Reports to both the Artistic Director and Box Office Manager



Stage Management Apprentice x2

  • 2 Positions Available (Track A: Shows 1 & 3 / Track B: Shows 2 & 4)
  • Assist the AEA Stage Managers for each mainstage production
  • Participate in prep-week activities before actors arrive, be present and active during rehearsals, and running live performances
  • Additional duties may include procuring rehearsal props/furniture, setting up rehearsals, assisting with wardrobe, or lead a run crew
  • Reports to the Production Manager with major oversight by each production’s AEA Stage Manager



Production / Technical Apprentice (Costumes & Props)

  • Assist the Production Manager in preparing for and running productions
  • Attending production meetings, supporting with communication of project timelines, creating schedules, and record-keeping
  • Works closely with Costume and Props Designers for all mainstage productions
  • Assist with ordering and acquisition of costumes and props
  • Has a working knowledge/interest in multiple areas of theater and willingness to jump in wherever they’re needed
  • Helps to maintain a clean and safe shop space
  • Reports to the Production Manager



Production / Technical Apprentice (Scenic & Lighting)

  • Assist the Production Manager in preparing for and running productions.
  • Attending production meetings, supporting with communication of project timelines, creating schedules, and record-keeping.
  • Works closely with Technical Director, Scenic and Lighting Designers for all mainstage productions
  • Assist with ordering and acquisition of materials, gels, bulbs, practicals, and shop supplies
  • Works alongside Lead Electrician and Load Crew for lighting hang and tech week instrument load ins
  • Helps to maintain a clean and safe shop space
  • Reports to the Production Manager



Marketing & Events Apprentice

  • Create and curate live content on Social Media channels – taking photos and posting in realtime at events
  • Film and edit interviews with artists and audience members for online promotional video content
  • Create and manage Lobby Bar video screens with dramaturgical information and promotional content
  • Work with Professional Photographer and Press Relations Coordinator for each production preparing the Press folder in advance of opening
  • Work alongside apprentice cohort to share projects in social content that they are working on throughout the season
  • Assist with marketing and development events throughout the season
  • Reports to the Digital Marketing Coordinator


Apprentices receive free housing close to the theater in beautiful Essex, MA. The apprentice house neighbors beaches, restaurants, and hiking trails.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When are applications accepted? Application Deadline is March 10th. Applicants will be contacted for interviews by March 22nd and we hope to have final decisions by April 10th.

Is housing provided? Yes. Apprentices are provided with fully furnished, shared housing. All utilities are covered by the theater (internet/cable/laundry). We also accept apprentices who can provide their own local housing.*

Is the position paid? Yes, all apprentices receive a weekly stipend of $200 or around $5,000 for the summer. Part of the compensation is the free housing (not taxed). *If you have your own local housing, then you will be compensated at the rate of $15/hr.

Is travel reimbursed? Yes, getting to Gloucester is on us.

Is college credit available? This program is intended for graduating seniors of an undergraduate program. But our administrative team is willing to support a college credit process if that would apply to a special case (as a paid apprenticeship, that disqualifies some credit-earning opportunities).

Can I expect to work crew? Yes, depending on the needs of each production all apprentices can expect to work crew.

How many hours can I expect to work a week? On average 40 hours.

When is my application due? March 10th

How many apprentices are you hiring? Seven

When will the Apprentice Program begin? The beginning date can be flexible with your school/life schedule, but all apprentices will need to be moved/settled by the first week of June.

I am only available through the end of the summer, can I still apply? We strongly encourage applications from those who can stay for the duration (Track A of Stage Management can be released by August 27th, 2024 if needed).

When can I expect to hear a final decision on hiring? No later than April 15th.

Can I apply for more than one position? Yes, but please specify your preferred position.

When will interviews take place? We will interview by phone and video call as applications arrive.

I have a significant other, can they live with me? Unfortunately no, our insurance does not cover anyone outside of the program to live in our shared housing.

I have a pet, can they live with me? Unfortunately no, there are no pets allowed in the shared housing.

Do I need to submit a portfolio? If you have a portfolio, please share it with us. There are no requirements as this program should be helping build your portfolio.

How do I apply? You apply by submitting all relevant materials, including an application and portfolio (where applicable). See the “Application” section above.

What is it like to live and work in Gloucester? Gloucester is a beautiful, cape town located about 40 miles north of Boston (45min drive or 1hr by train), and is best known as the setting for the movies “CODA,” “The Perfect Storm,” and the TV show “Wicked Tuna.” The stage company is located on the harbor and short walk from Niles and Good Harbor Beach (both well-known summer spots on Cape Ann). The city has many good locally-owned shops, restaurants, and bars. National brand stores/ restaurants like Chipotle and Starbucks are prevalent in the nearby towns of Beverly & Danvers. A complete welcome guide will be provided to you during orientation.



Cece Bianchi


Stage Management Apprentice

Cecilia Bianchi (she/her) is a stage manager from North Kingstown, RI, who recently graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Theater and English. She is so excited to be a part of Gloucester Stage Company this summer! Over the past few years, she has worked backstage in theater (her favorite place to be), notably on The Moors (Stage Manager), Urinetown (Stage Manager) and Cabaret (ASM). Cece has also spent her time as managing director of Wig and Candle, a student-run theater organization at Connecticut College. Cece is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow as a theater maker. She sends her love and gratitude to family and friends!

Carolyn Ferris


Production Apprentice

Carolyn Ferris is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with majors in both Theater and English, as well as a certificate in Professional Writing and Technical Communication. With most recent work as both the lead Stage Manager and Assistant Production Manager for the UMass Theater department, she focuses in management, but extends her skills to technical areas such as costuming, lighting, and hair and makeup. Recent credits include Twelfth Night – Directed by Milan Dragicevich (Stage Manager), Mother and Me – Melinda Buckley (Stage Manager), The Insanity of Mary Girard – Directed by Liv Darling (Hair and Makeup) and many more. Please visit cferrisportfolio.com for a more in depth look at her work! Carolyn is thrilled to be with Gloucester Stage and excited for opportunities to come!

Abby Griffith


Marketing and Events Apprentice

Abby is from Burbank, CA and recently graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in theatre and performance, minoring in comedy writing and performance. During her time at Emerson, she served as the Artistic Director of Emerson’s theatre for young audiences organization Kidding Around as well as the Marketing Director along with leading her sketch comedy and improv troupe. Abby also worked as the Education Intern for Central Square Theater in the fall. She is looking forward to working at GSC this summer and continuing to develop her skills and passion for theatre production and arts administration! 

Nico Miller

Community Engagement Apprentice

Noemi “Nico” Miller is a passionate theater maker originally from Nashville, Tennessee. They are a recent graduate from Brandeis University, with a B.A. in Theater Arts and English Literature. Previously, they have attended theater courses at La Comédie Saint Michel in Paris, France, and with the Brandeis Theater Department they have performed in several lead roles, such as Wendla Bergman (Spring Awakening 2022), Olivia (Twelfth Night 2023), as well as producing and acting in their own senior thesis adaptation of Hamlet (2024). Outside of performance, they have participated in numerous crew roles for the Brandeis Theater Department, such as lighting operator for Stupid F*cking Bird (2023) and wardrobe supervisor/costumer for Five Doors One Room (2023). They have also had the pleasure of reading in Surrey Hulker’s new play, The Dead Dadz Club with TC2 Theater Company. Nico is so excited to join this summer’s Gloucester Apprenticeship, and to learn as much as they can!

Leanna Niesen


Stage Management Apprentice

Leanna Niesen is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College with a B.A.in Theatre and Dance with concentrations in Stage Management and Choreography. She has had the opportunity to stage manage a diverse range of projects, including dance productions, small plays, large-scale musicals, student-produced work, and devised pieces. Favorite credits include Head Over Heels (PSM, Muhlenberg College), Local Girls (PSM / Choreographer, Muhlenberg College), and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (ASM, Capital City Theatre). She recently spent a summer as a Stage Manager and Counselor at Stagedoor Manor. In addition to her work as a stage manager, Leanna has experience in choreography, theatrical intimacy, and technical theatre. She is excited for the opportunity to work and learn alongside other emerging professionals at Gloucester Stage Company!

Matt Pierce


Production Apprentice

Matt Pierce (he/him) is an emerging theatre professional from Northville, Michigan. This past winter, Matt graduated with a degree in Theatre Art from Taylor University. There, working as a master electrician and scene shop supervisor, he developed a passion for production design and technical theatre. Since then, he has worked as a freelance scenic and lighting designer in the Raleigh/Durham area. When not working in the theatre, Matt loves to watch basketball, practice ceramics on the pottery wheel, and read plays. As a Michigander, the idea of living in Massachusetts has been a dream of his ever since he saw Good Will Hunting in high school. He is beyond excited for the opportunity to grow his experience as an artist at Gloucester Stage.

Yijia Yu


Directing Apprentice

Yijia Yu She/her. Yijia has been doing theater throughout high school and college. She recently graduated Brandeis University with a double degree in Anthropology and Theater. Yijia assistant directed Without Blinking: A Devised Participatory Performance About Climate Action, Stupid F*cking Bird, and Twelfth Night at Brandeis Theater Department. She also directed Mountain Language by Harold Pinter for her senior thesis. She is exited to join Gloucester Stage this season!


Past Apprentice Teams

Alexis Armstrong | Marketing Apprentice

Alexis Armstrong was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She is a 2023 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where the earned a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science. She studied abroad her junior year studying Political Science at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland while taking every opportunity to attend theater productions in Edinburgh and London in her spare time. She was also active in marketing as a content creator UK charity Sexpression, an organization dedicated to help young people make informed decisions about relationships and sex. Additionally, she interned with the marketing department for the Summit County Executive’s Office.




Sunny Feldman | Directing Apprentice

Sunny Feldman is a multitalented theatre artist with a passion for devised, immersive and multidisciplinary theatre. This year, she graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Theatre. She has worked as a teaching artist for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC where she was responsible for casting, directing, and sharing her passion for Shakespeare with children of all ages. She also devised and directed Rising for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Beyond Walls program. Sunny has appeared in Eat Your Young (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) Desdemona (INSeries Theater), Antigone (Boston Conservatory), Stop Kiss (Little Theatre of Alexandria), and Stop and Frisk (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre). Sunny is grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow as a theatre professional, launching her post-graduate career at the Gloucester Stage Company!



Miranda Gonzalez | Stage Management Apprentice

Miranda Gonzalez is a stage manager and director originally from Brownsville, TX. They’re a recent graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (‘23) in Tacoma, WA where they received their B.A. in Theatre in addition to minors in Philosophy, Communications, and Pre-Law. A couple of highlighted credits include Dance 2022 Showcase (SM), One Acts: At The Dining Table (Director), and Amélie: A New Musical (Ast. Director). Miranda is absolutely honored to be spending her summer at Gloucester Stage Company as one of their Stage Management Apprentices! They look forward to forging new connections between intersectionality, the principle of proximity, and theatre. The future holds many possibilities for Miranda, from pursuing an M.F.A in directing to attending law school with a concentration in contracts to represent the new generation of theatre professionals! Much love is sent to her family and friends. Thank you to GSC for this amazing opportunity!



Ryan Natcharian | Youth Education Apprentice

Ryan Natcharian is a new graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Theater and Creative Writing. Originally from Simsbury CT, Ryan has always wanted to move up to Boston and start creating theater in whatever way possible. As a long time camp counselor, Ryan has lots of experience in nontraditional classrooms and is excited to take that knowledge into a theatrical setting, teaching about all the different aspects of theater she has worked in. Previous roles over the course of her college career include Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Scenic Designer), To Play or Not to Play (Scenic Designer), Fun Home (Actor), and One Night in the Tavern (Writer and Director).



Dhruv Patel | Production Management Apprentice

Dhruv Patel is an aspiring Scenic / Production Designer who is also an Interior Designer, He changed his trajectory while composing the spaces in interiors to composing idiosyncratic objects with intricate scenic elements on the stage. After exploring acting, directing in theaters, and getting addicted to applause, he decided to be connected to theaters but from the other side of the stage while incorporating his design skills transformed it into something more evocative which can be articulated into various interpretations. He already explored his skills in composing spaces for character placements in various student short films across Savannah. At last, he has explored different fields from making abstract expressionist art to capturing behind-the-scenes photography of every single theater and film production ever contributed to in this journey till today. Now he will be exploring Production Management for theaters for the first time and is already thrilled to dive into this beautiful process along with the experience to work with the company.


Zoe Stanton-Savitz | Stage Management Apprentice

Zoe Stanton-Savitz is a stage manager, sound/media designer, and playwright from Palo Alto, California. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied theatre arts and writing and worked on more than twenty productions. Stage management credits include Are There Penguins in Space? (2023 SLC), Influencer (2023 Melancholy Players), Women’s Naked Shakespeare Sonnet Festival (2021 SLC), Treehouse (2021 SLC), Mulligan: First Year Graduate Solos (2021 SLC). In the fall she will be attending Columbia to start working towards an MFA in playwriting. She is so excited to work with the amazing team at Gloucester Stage Company and learn from the staff as well as fellow apprentices.


Natalie Han | Technical Apprentice

Natalie is a member of Sarah Lawrence College’s Class of 2020. She has a passion for writing, storytelling, and carpentry, and is excited to put these passions to good use as an apprentice at Gloucester Stage! During her senior year at SLC, her first original play, Skeletons in the Closet, was produced and featured alongside other student-written and directed works in the SLC New Works Festival. Upon graduation, she was a recipient of the David Lindsay Abaire Award in Playwriting. She was also an active member of the student-run sketch comedy group Midnight Cabaret, and helped organize their virtual end-of-year “Best Of” show through Zoom after the pandemic hit. In her spare time, she enjoys working on carpentry projects and crafting stories with her friends through Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.



Elise Joyner | Directing Apprentice

Elise is a director and stage manager based in the New York/New Jersey area. As a graduate from Kean University, she received a B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology. Elise’s theatre journey began in high school as a stage manager, which continued throughout her college years. In her senior year in 2019, Elise co-directed dEAD dOG pARK with Megan Tobias for KTC Second Stage. Directing became a passion for Elise, and dEAD dOG pARK was nominated for Best Direction of a Play in the 2019 BroadwayWorld NJ Awards. Since then, Elise has been the directing apprentice for Premiere Stages’ Yasmina’s Necklace and the Assistant Director for Kean Theatre Conservatory’s PARADE. Most recently, she had the opportunity to be a Production Assistant for A.R.T.’s revival of 1776 directed by Diane Paulus and Jeffery L. Page. Elise is excited to continue her journey with Gloucester Stage!




Jessica Catherine MacLean | Education Apprentice

Jessica is a recent graduate of Central Connecticut State University where she received her B.A in Theatre Performance. Originally from Wethersfield, Connecticut, Jessica is thrilled to be spending the summer with Gloucester Stage.After a childhood filled with onstage performances in her community and school theatre companies , Jessica found her passion in directing and teaching theatre with young children. Previous production roles include Fame! The Musical (Director), A MidSummer Night’s Dream (ASM and Costumes), Tuck Everlasting (ASM and Costumes), The Wizard of Oz (Stage Manager), and The Wolves (Director). When she isn’t doing theatre, you can usually find Jess getting lost reading the latest fantasy novel. Much love to Mom, Dad, and Erica. 



Jessie Marasco | Production Management Apprentice

Jessie is a recent graduate of Vassar College with her BA in Drama and Hispanic Studies. Seeing Mary Poppins on Broadway at age five sparked an incredible love of theatre in her, and Jessie knew that she wanted to get involved in whatever way she could. After acting a bit as a young child, she finally found her niche as a “backstage ninja,” working behind the scenes through middle and high school. While at Vassar, she focused on stage and production management, stage managing seven productions and serving as the Assistant Production Manager of the Drama Department for her final two years. Some of her favorite productions from her time at Vassar include Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, Summertime/Wintertime, and her thesis production, the collegiate premiere of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord. Jessie is very excited to be returning to her home state to learn more about professional production management through Gloucester Stage’s Apprenticeship program!




Kristin Kijanka | Stage Management Apprentice

Kristin Kijanka (she/her) is alive and well, thank you very much, and feels honored to be a part of GSC’s Stage Management Apprenticeship this summer! In August of 2020, she had the privilege of graduating from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) with a B.A. in theatre arts. Since then, she has been a remote box office associate for Marin Theatre Company, a remote directing apprentice for Unicorn Theatre, and an in-person administrative associate for Palm Beach Dramaworks. Favorite credits include Rock of Ages (ASM) at the Lake Worth Playhouse; The Wolves (SM) at the University of South Florida; Disenchanted! (SM) at mad Theatre of Tampa. Kristin is determined to continue growing her love for learning and connecting through theatre-making by going to graduate school and getting a M.F.A. in directing. She sends love and air-hugs to her family and to Nazbi. Thank you, GSC, for this exciting opportunity!



Kristina Kourkoulos | Marketing Apprentice

Kristina was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2021 with a B.S. in Integrated PR & Advertising and a Theater Minor. She studied abroad for a summer in London, England on the UCL/Birkbeck campus, studying marketing in her classes, and the local theater scene in her spare time. She is an actor, director, portrait photographer, and multi-media artist. She is deeply interested in the role regional theatres hold in their respective communities, and how this can be expanded using different forms of media. In addition to her acting and directorial work, she has served as a production assistant on commercial sets, worked at a talent agency, and was a Marketing & Development intern with American Stage. She likes exploring new places, needs another large bookshelf, and spends what free time she has making stained glass suncatchers, and jamming to 80’s classic rock music with her cat Pip.



Claire Russell | Stage Management Apprentice

Claire Russell is a graduate of Gonzaga University where they earned a BA in Theatre Arts with a design, tech, and management focus. In addition, Claire earned minors in Special Education and Interdisciplinary Arts. They spent their undergraduate career stage-managing numerous productions. Their training also included a little of everything else from acting and props design to lighting design and directing. Claire spent their senior year stage-managing the fall musical and working to create a resource website for ability inclusive arts production that was shared with the Gonzaga community. Claire is looking forward to continuing to develop their stage management philosophy and skills as well as continue working on learning about and promoting ability inclusive performance opportunities for diverse audiences. Claire is excited to be a part of the 2022 Gloucester Stage Apprenticeship Program and can’t wait to jump into their post-graduate career and learn from their fellow apprentices. 



Geraldine Bogard | Development Apprentice

Geraldine Bogard recently graduated from Brandeis University having majored in
Education Studies and Theater Arts/Acting with a minor in Business. When Geraldine
started her university journey, acting was not in her plan. She discovered theater after
being cast in a play titled, The Spaces Between Us, a collection of pieces about
climate change at Brandeis University. Subsequently, she was cast as Gifty in School
Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play 
which premiered at SpeakEasy Stage in
Boston. Geraldine then decided to pursue a BA in Theater Arts, Acting. Geraldine
believes that the Apprenticeship Program at Gloucester Stage is an excellent
opportunity to perfect her skills in theater. As the Development Apprentice, Geraldine is
looking forward to working behind-the-scenes both administratively and on productions.
She is super excited to assist with fundraising events, and researching/applying for
grant opportunities. Furthermore, she is thrilled to be assigned as an understudy and
various Front of House positions during the season. Geraldine is ready to learn from her
mentor, fellow apprentices, and everyone at Gloucester, including the patrons. Most
importantly, she is delighted to make history with Gloucester Stage as we bring back the
live theater experience.

Jeremy Chiang | Scenic & Technical Apprentice

Jeremy graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2020, with a major in theatre design and direction. While at URI, he spent most of his time working in the scene shop, learning a lot about carpentry and studying other designs. His senior year of college, he was able to assistant direct “She Kills Monsters”, Directed by 2019 Directing apprentice Madison Cook-Hines in the Fall semester. In the Spring semester he was able to independently design the set for the only main stage production, ‘Richard III”, which was a huge challenge, but very rewarding. Since the pandemic hit, he has had the opportunity to work on a few productions outside and over Zoom, but he can’t wait to get back to doing theatre more constantly. He is super excited to get back to doing theatre, and join Gloucester Stage!

Natalie Kane | Directing Apprentice

Natalie is a New York/New Jersey-based director and dramaturg passionate about developing new works, as well as bringing classical theatre to new audiences, and is thrilled to be part of this season’s Apprenticeship Cohort at Gloucester! She has worked on productions with The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, The Growing Stage Theatre, Dream Up Festival, and TSquared Production Company. Favorite directing credits include The Winter’s Tale (Evergreen Theatre Collective), staged readings for TGS’s New Play-Reading Festival, and an upcoming recording of the new play Zig-Zag for the Premiere the Play podcast. Throughout the pandemic Natalie has organized many informal Zoom readings, and suddenly found time to pursue an abundance of knitting and watercolor projects. She is a proud alumna of Kenyon College, National Theater Institute, and The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ’s Summer Professional Training Program. NatalieKaneDirector.com.

Ashleigh David | Stage Management Apprentice

Ashleigh is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with her BA in Anthropology and minors in Theatre Arts and Philosophy. She loves learning about and telling the stories of human experience and connection. Originally from St. Louis, she fell in love with theater going to productions at The Muny and The Fox with her mom. After trying on several roles, she found her calling backstage, wearing all black, and making numerous spreadsheets. Favorite credits include Into That Good Night (TAC-e One Act Festival, Director), Urinetown (Penn Players, SM), Heathers: The Musical (Penn Players, SM), and The Wolves(Quadramics, ASM). She is very excited to be working with Gloucester this season on socially relevant theater.

Tatiana Pless | Production Management Apprentice

Tatiana Pless received her BA in Theatre from Davidson College. At the beginning of her undergraduate career, she enjoyed performing onstage and took direction from others. Towards the end, she went behind the scenes as a scenic and prop designer, director, stage manager, wardrobe assistant, and a member of the stage crew. During 2019, Tatiana lived overseas in Greece and taught middle school students different aspects of theatre. She was able to coach a duet team to perform in one of Thessaloniki’s drama contests. One of her biggest career goals is to create her own dinner theatre to help formerly incarcerated individuals share their stories and use creative outlets as a form of expression. She is excited to be a part of Gloucester Stage’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program and can’t wait to learn more about the production process and what it takes to put a successful season together.

Patricia (Pat-rice) Rooney | Stage Management

Patricia (Pat-rice) Rooney is wicked pumped to be joining Gloucester Stage Company as a Stage Management Apprentice for this season. She graduated from Millikin University in Decatur Illinois, after transferring from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Select credits include: Production Manager, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre: 2019-2020 Season, Production Manager, Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance: Fall 2019. Stage Manager: The Guide to Being Single with Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, The Medium and Hand of Bridge with Millikin University’s School of Music, and Julius Caesar with Millikin University’s School of Theatre and Dance. She would like to thank everyone at Gloucester Stage Company for this incredible opportunity, Emily for her for her energy, the mom’s for their unyielding support, and Meg for always being there.

Anderson Stinson III | Marketing Apprentice / Understudy 

Anderson Stinson, III is a recent graduate from Brandeis University. After deciding halfway through his college career that he no longer wanted to be a doctor he quickly double majored in Theater Arts & Film, Television, and Interactive media for some reason. From there he has explored so many different facets of theater and film production from acting to writing. As of now, Anderson primarily works as an actor and secondarily as a director and cinematographer. Regardless, he always aims to learn as much as he can. Anderson hopes one day he can be another hand in making theater and film accessible to everyone. He is very excited to have the opportunity of being part of the Gloucester Stage Apprenticeship program and looks forward to learning so much from the company, but even more from his fellow apprentices. It has been over a year since the beginning of lockdown and it is delightful to see the strides we all as artists are taking to continue to work as a community and create.

Jessica Brennan (Stage Management)

Jess is thrilled to have the opportunity of joining the Gloucester Stage Company’s 2019 Apprentice Program! She fell in love with theatre when she was a little girl and has had the privilege of working on many shows both on and off the stage. Jess hails from Leicester, MA and has an MA in Theatre Arts from Middlesex University (London, UK) and a BA in Creative Arts from Siena College (Loudonville, NY). Some of her credits include Top Girls (Ghost Light Players, Stage Manager), When We Came Here (Cuckoo Bang, SM), I Don’t Speak Spanish (Middlesex University, SM), Hamlet (GLP, Assistant Director/Assistant SM), Pippin (GLP,SM), Bach At Leipzig (Flyleaf Theatre, SM), Romeo and Juliet(GLP, SM), Godspell (GLP, Gilmer), and House of Blue Leaves (GLP, AD). Jess would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

Olivia Paluzzi (Stage Management)

Olivia is a Massachusetts native who recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BFA in Theatre. She has concentrations in both acting and stage management and has a love for the work that happens on and back stage. Her time at URI was filled with participating in many productions, trying everything from
carpentry, stage combat, sound board operating, and acting in vastly different roles. To end her senior year, she was the stage manager for an eight show one act festival and found the process challenging but rewarding. She believes having a passion for both the artistic side and logistic side of theatre keeps her well rounded and helps her see things from different perspectives. She can’t wait to see where this new chapter in life leads her and is looking forward to her time at Gloucester Stage.

Clarissa Messer (Technical / Properties)

Clarissa just graduated from Bard College. She was a theater major and loves being a techie. While at Bard, Clarissa worked in the scene shop at the Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts. She grew up overseas in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia as a third culture kid. She isn’t the biggest fan of the question “where are you from?” but thinks of new and creative ways to answer it. While she hasn’t settled on her role in the theater world, she loves production and is excited to be the scenic apprentice this season.

Alexis Rappaport (Production Management)

Alexis is a recent graduate of College of the Holy Cross who received her BA in Theatre and Psychology. While at Holy Cross, Alexis was able to be involved in a number of different production areas, including directing, acting, sound design, and stage management. Her studies also included the opportunity to spend a summer in London studying dramatic criticism.  Last year she worked as an intern with the Ko Festival of Performance in Amherst, MA, where she took on a variety of technical and front of house roles for touring productions. Alexis is looking forward to learning about production management at Gloucester Stage Company, and is thrilled to be working with a company that emphasizes the collaborative processes that are necessary in order to bring a show to life.

Liana Genoud (Youth Education)

Liana is an actor, director, choreographer, performance artist, and aspiring educator. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she is a recent graduate from Emerson College in Boston with a BFA degree in theatre and performance. While in Boston, she had the amazing opportunity to work as a Handmaid/Supernumerary in The Handmaid’s Tale (Boston Lyric Opera), directed by Anne Bogart. She has also worked on multiple independent activist projects from co-choreographing a dance piece that confronts the audience with unconventional bodies to demanding an open dialogue about climate change through an ensemble-driven outdoor performance. She cannot wait to see what magic awaits her while surrounded by the creative team at Gloucester Stage! None of this would be possible without her parents for all their unending support, and to Sarah Hickler and everyone at Gloucester Stage who gave her this opportunity.

Madison Cook-Hines (Directing)

Madison just graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Theatre BFA in Directing and Stage Management. During her senior year, she received a grant to research, write, direct, design, build, manage, and produce <i>Daughters of Lavinia</i>, a puppet-filled play that uses Lavinia from <i>Titus Andronicus </i>to tell the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Madison also spent the year as a TA for the Sophomore Acting Class, a job she’ll miss dearly. Her favorite on-stage role (at URI and of all time) was playing the Provost in <i>Measure for Measure</i>. She adores making the most out of the littlest characters. But a close second favorite was performing in <i>The Wolves</i>. Madison is over the moon to be jumping in at Gloucester Stage and can’t wait to learn something different from everyone. She hasn’t had spare time in several years, but if she did, she might go hiking.

Ryan Cannister (Marketing / Development)

Ryan grew up in Hamilton, MA and recently graduated from Gordon College where he double majored in Theatre Arts and Communication Arts. During his time in the Gordon Theatre Department he pursued acting, directing, and marketing. Some of his acting credits include playing Peter Shaw in Silent Sky, Orlando in As You Like It, and Ladislav Sipos in She Loves Me. For his senior theatre thesis production he directed Constellations by Nick Payne. Previously Ryan has interned at ImprovBoston and worked as the Marketing Director on numerous productions for the Gordon College Theatre Department. Ryan believes theatre should be approachable to everyone and incorporate elements of ensemble, collaboration, and cohesive storytelling. He is looking forward to Gloucester Stage Company’s 2019 season and hopes you make it to a show!


Patricia (Pat-rice) Rooney (Stage Management)

Patricia (Pat-rice) Rooney is wicked pumped to be joining Gloucester Stage Company as a Stage Management Apprentice for this season. She is currently a senior seeking her B. F. A. in Stage Management at Millikin University in Decatur Illinois, after transfering from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Future and recent credits include: Production Manager, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre: 2019-2020 Season, Production Manager, Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance: Fall 2019. Stage Manager: The Guide to Being Single with Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, The Medium and Hand of Bridge with Millikin University’s School of Music, and Julius Caesar with Millikin University’s School of Theatre and Dance. She would like to thank everyone at Gloucester Stage Company for this incredible opportunity, Emily for her for her energy, the mom’s for their unyielding support, and Meg for always being there.

SCOTT CARON (Directing) is a director, actor and educator. Originally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, he is now based out of New York City. Scott is a co-founder of The Regatta Players, a company he administrated from its 2010 inception until making his directorial debut with their 2017 productions, First Dateand Evita. Acting credits include: The Imbible (Off-Broadway at New World Stages), Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar(Fiddlehead Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol(The Hanover Theatre), All Shook Up, Les Misérables(Mac-Haydn Theatre), Comedy of Errors, I Remember Mama(Monomoy Theatre), Equus, Company(Playhouse on Park). Scott is also a coach for Shrewsbury High School’s Speech and Debate Team with state-level and national champions in drama and public speaking. He holds a BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School (University of Hartford). Immense gratitude to his parents for their unending support and to Bob Walsh for this incredible opportunity. www.scottcaron.com





DEVIN CRISTOR (Stage Management) is a recent graduate from University of North Texas, with a B.A. in Theatre.  The Dallas native has served as stage manager, assistant stage manager, and intern at various theatre companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. His career goals consist of becoming an established stage manager for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, direct new work plays for regional theatres, and teach. He is grateful for the opportunity the Gloucester Stage Company has provided him.








JULIA LORELLO (Marketing/Development) grew up locally in the town of Ipswich and is a recent graduate of Bennington College in Vermont with a degree in theater and media. Throughout her education Julia has been fortunate enough to experience many different aspects of theater, from performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the production of her play, Eyes They Close. Since graduating, Julia has assisted with productions at Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston, as well as given tours as a 1920’s parlor maid at Ipswich’s Castle Hill estate. She is an adamant believer in the power of live theatre to generate change and restore hope in a community. Julia is excited to see what magic this season holds, and hopes you are too!







CLAIRE MORSE (Production Management) recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in theatre, where she was fortunate enough to study every aspect from directing to costume design, and graduate with a focus in technical theatre. While at Mount Holyoke Claire worked as the lighting assistant, workshop assistant, and volunteer in the costume shop, which allowed hands-on experience in the season of productions. She also studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, where she continued to study theatre and film. She has come to realize what excites her most about theatre are the interconnectedness and teamwork between the different departments, which is why she is thrilled to be the production management apprentice this season.







LAUREL REITER (Education) is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, with a BA in English and Secondary Education.  While in college she participated in theater in several different ways; makeup and hair, stage management, directing, and performing to name a few.  Laurel’s last contribution was assistant stage-managing Salome by Oscar Wilde during her senior year.  She also served as a summer Education/Dramaturgy intern at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where her interest in theater education was confirmed.  Since then she has worked as a teaching artist and discovered her desire to work in theater administration.  When not teaching children their stage left from their stage right she can often be found reading or searching for someone to play board games with.  She is overjoyed to be at Gloucester Stage Company and cannot wait to see what she will learn.



Drew Cleveland (Directing) recently graduated from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. His theatrical passions are acting, directing and writing. Some of his credits include playing Owen in Translations, Salieri in Amadeus, and writing/directing his own senior thesis, All Will Be Well. Most recently, he appeared as an understudy for Russell in GSC’s production of Bank Job and will be understudying for Noah in the upcoming The Rainmaker. Above all, he values the ability of theatre to awaken, disturb and inspire. Drew believes strongly that theatre teaches us to always pursue joy in spite of despair. He is infinitely grateful to be working alongside the staff and production teams at GSC this Summer.




Katie Lewis (Production Management) is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts. While at LMU she strived to learn about every aspect that goes into putting on a theatrical production. She did this through working as a scene shop technician and holding positions on multiple production teams as a designer, director, and stage manager. For the last two years, Katie has earned practical experience through working in stage management on productions in LA with the Greenway Court Theatre, The Blank Theatre, as well as an arts administration internship with the Space Theatre in London, England. Her love of all areas of theatre, and problem solving nature, encouraged her to pursue a career in Production Management. Katie is excited and grateful for the experiences that await her at Gloucester Stage Company.



Londeen McEachron (Scenic Carpentry/Technical Direction) was born and raised in New York City. He is an upcoming sophomore pursuing a BFA in Technical Production at Boston University. Londeen has been working in theater for four years and is excited to spend his summer as a technical apprentice at Gloucester Stage, doing what he loves on the sunny north shore of Massachusetts.





Elizabeth Pritchett-Montavon (Management) has a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. While at Sarah Lawrence she focused on producing and stage management; she spent her final year of college as Manager for the Downstage Theatre Company, through which she produced a season of five shows including Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan as well as a festival of three student-written plays performed in rep. She also spent a year studying at the British American Drama Academy in London.




Annika Schultz (Education) is a recent graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, with a degree in theatre arts. Her experience at Gordon College exposed her to many aspects of the craft, making her a jack of all trades with an appreciation for all roles in theatre, but an especially strong interest in directing and stage management. She looks forward to continuing to explore bits of everything as she works with the Gloucester Stage education program! She believes that all people should feel welcome to be empowered by theatre, especially children, and hopes to work towards this inclusion as she helps introduce young people to theatre.




Jennifer Spirito (Stage Management) is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island. She graduated with a BFA in Theatre double concentrating in Stage Management and Directing. During her time at URI, she took part in many shows doing anything from performing on stage, directing her own one act play, assistant stage managing, stage managing and working on the theatre department’s social media team. Along with her work at school, each summer Jen worked at a local theatre company stage managing musicals such as “Carrie” and “Heathers: the Musical.” Jen is very excited and grateful for this opportunity to start her professional career at Gloucester Stage Company.




Michael Furlong (Stage Management) Hello! My name is Michael Desmond Furlong. I am the Stage Management Apprentice here at the Gloucester Stage Company. I am a recent graduate of Fitchburg State University, where I studied communications media with a concentration in theater and in film. My goal is to one day work as an actor! In order to reach this goal I believe that I must first have real working experience in other aspects of a stage company. I am very excited for this incredible opportunity to Intern at the Gloucester Stage Company.





Hannah Guselli (Company Management) is a recent graduate from Fitchburg State University, graduating with a degree in Communications Media and a concentration in Theatre. Her first semester at the University, she enrolled in an Intro to Theatre course where she learned about the various histories of theatre and the well-known playwrights that influence theatre today. After performing in a Tennessee Williams scene, for the first time with an audience, she knew this is what she wanted to pursue and she has loved it ever since. She traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the university and performed in the ensemble in an alumnus written play, Fausted. She appeared in Noises Off where she played Poppy, which was her favorite play to be involved in. Following this, she appeared in 12 Angry Jurors as Juror number 12. She plans to continue her journey as an aspiring actor and plans on using valuable tools she is learning here at Gloucester Stage Company to pertain to her future. She is here as the Company Management Apprentice, grateful to be learning all aspects of the theatre.

Julia Fioravanti_220x220Julia Fioravanti (Stage Management/Production)  is a recent graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. While at TWC Julia has acquired a wide variety of skills including acting, costume design, set design, directing, and stage managing. In the last few years she has found a love for the technical side of theatre and has focused on her stage managing and design work, completing an extensive capstone project in spring 2016 on the shows The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (acting, set design, costume design, light design) and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (stage management, assistant director, costume design). Julia is grateful for the opportunity Gloucester Stage Company has given her to expand her knowledge of Stage Management in a professional theatre and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her!



Morgan Flynn_220x220Morgan Flynn (Directing) is an alumna of the BFA Performance Program at Salem State University. Morgan graduated as a Commonwealth Honors Program Tsongas Scholar; for her capstone Honors Thesis she served as Peter Sampieri’s Assistant Director on Frank Galati’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. This past January she competed in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 Stage Directors and Choreographers fellowship program, where she was awarded the David Wheeler Award for Actor/Director communication.  Last year, Morgan directed Port by Simon Stephens for the Student Theatre Ensemble for which she received a KCACTF Merit Award for Excellent Student Direction. Outside of acting and directing, Morgan enjoys improv, writing, smelling flowers and taking time tea. She could not be more grateful to Gloucester Stage for this immersive opportunity to do what she loves.



Matthew Lewis_220x220Matthew Lewis (Management) is a recently graduated Fitchburg State University student with a Bachelor’s in Communications Media with concentrations in Theater and Professional Communications and a Minor in Business Administration.  While on campus he enjoyed performing with the student-run improv performance team, occasionally testing his coordination with the dance club and, most of all, assisting with and performing in multiple productions on Fitchburg State’s Mainstage.  Being a three time Irene Ryan nominated actor, he honed his performance abilities through several different acting styles with several different types of director as well as had the opportunity to market, advertise and work the public relations for a handful of these performances. When he is not working towards one day being a successful Managing Director, he likes fish tanks, watching comedy specials and freshly brewed pots of coffee.



Coty Markee-Culbreth_220x220Coty Markee-Culbreth (Scenic Carpentry/Technical Apprentice) At 22 years old Coty has taken part in over 70 productions both plays and musicals both on and off stage. As well as taking part in countless films both student and professional. Acting since the age of 6 he found the tech side of life whilst being in high school. Though it wasn’t until the age of 19 that he truly found Sound design and fell in love instantly. Over the past couple of years of studying the ins and outs of Sound design he has now worked alongside famous actors and ran 3 separate shows at the same time working sound for all of them, and even helped create sound for an up and coming show to soon be making its way to New York and become a professional show. He has done all of this while being hard of hearing, soon to be completely deaf. Having dealt with this all his life it was any old thing to him but to find out his calling was to become a sound specialist was another whole fish to fry. He has been taught both self and professionally to run sound both by hearing but also through sight by seeing colors and numbers to demonstrate which sound comes next. Even though he loves sound design he prides himself on his adaptability. He is able to jump into anything and figure out how to do it inside and out fairly quickly and soon will be able to add another interest to his life. He’s sort of a jack or I guess Coty of all trades!



Maeve McCluskey_220x220Maeve McCluskey (Stage Management/Production) is a recent graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she double majored in Humanities and Arts: Drama/Theatre and Interactive Media and Game Development. She initially began theatre at WPI solely as an actor, but quickly got swept up into the world of technical theatre. During her time at WPI, she performed onstage, stage managed, created graphic and sound designs, ran a publicity campaign, and served many a time as a general crew member. She rounded out her collegiate career by directing Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Earnest for her senior capstone project. Now that she is moving on from college, Maeve would like to pursue a career in professional theatre. She hopes to use her joint passions for acting and stage management in harmony to live the best life possible, while putting her other degree to use in creating art and character design. Maeve is a member of the Rho Kappa cast of Alpha Psi Omega, the national collegiate theatrical honor society.



Jessica Richmond_220x220Jessica Richmond(Scenic Carpentry/Technical Apprentice) is a recent graduate of Gordon College with a degree in Theatre Arts. She is passionate about all areas of theatre, with an emphasis in stage management, set building, and acting. Some of her favorite credits include stage managing Metamorphoses, playing Little Sally in Urinetown, and co-writing and co-directing The Edge Effect which had a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Work in theatre has taught her that anything is possible because theatre artists make the imagination come to life. Jessica is a goofball that loves to work. She is excited to start her professional career and wants to always relish in the joy of creating.




Sarah Vandewalle_220x220Sarah Vandewalle (Education) is a 2016 graduate of Tufts University, with a B.A. in Drama. During her time at Tufts, she was awarded the Tisch Undergraduate Research Award for her work on Boston’s Federal Theatre Project. She has also worked with both the New Repertory Theatre and Boston’s Fresh Ink Theatre. Sarah has truly enjoyed playing multiple roles inside the theatre; dramaturg, actor, producer, run crew, stage manager, costume crew, and more. She looks forward to sharing her experiences with young theatre artists. Outside the theatre, Sarah loves to learn new baking recipes as often as she can.

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Baisch Lucas 200x220LUCAS BAISCH Playwriting Apprentice Lucas Baisch is a playwright, performer, and visual artist originally from San Francisco, based in Chicago, now working as the inaugural Playwright Apprentice at Gloucester Stage Company during their 2015 season. His work has been read and developed at Chicago Dramatists, InFusion Theatre Company, Salonathon, Victory Gardens Theater, Links Hall, American Theatre Company, The Wulfden, The DeYoung Museum, SF Playground, and DePaul University’s annual Wrights of Spring. Productions: The Scavengers (The Healy Theater at Depaul University, dir. Bonnie Metzgar), A Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage Company, dir. David R. Gammons), and Zipped & Pelted (The Wulfden/Chicago Fringe, dir. Katrina Dion). Literary/Public Programs Assistance: Rest, The Testament of Mary, Samsara (Victory Gardens Theater). Education: BFA Playwriting, Depaul University. www.lucasbaisch.com



Benko Allison 200x220ALLISON BENKO Directing Apprentice Allison Benko is an alumna of Tufts University. A Drama major with a strong interest in puppetry and applied theatre, Allison also considers herself an unofficial minor in Folklore and Mythology. Last spring, she worked on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (or What You Will), which took place in Somerville’s Powderhouse Park, and featured over a dozen original compositions and arrangements by cast members.  She went on to direct the charming musical comedy She Loves Me as her senior capstone project, and to assistant direct productions of Edges and Doctor Faustus. Currently, she is directing the world premiere of A Doll’s House: An Opera, a new work by Grace Oberhofer based on Ibsen’s famous play. On those rare occasions when Allison is not acting or directing, you may find her maddeningly contemplating Marlowe’s mysterious murder, or playing Dungeons and Dragons. She is thrilled to receive this opportunity from Gloucester Stage, and looks forward to making a home for herself here.



Kenyon Caitlin Updated 200x220CAITLIN KENYON Marketing Apprentice Caitlin Kenyon is a recent graduate of SUNY Purchase College with a BA in Arts Management and Theatre and Performance. Born and raised in Rochester, NY Caitlin knew from a very young age that all she ever wanted was to be a member of the theatre community in any way she could. Before being hired by Gloucester Stage she was employed by Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City as their Development Intern. New York City Performance Credits: Bless Me Father (Lawyer; Ensemble Studio Theatre). Purchase College Performance Credits: Bull (Isobel), Lost.Lonely.Loons. (Ace), Street Theater (CB), Betrayal (Emma), The Skriker (Nelly Longarms). Film Credits: Heights of Recluse (Aurelie), Community Service: The Movie (Kimberly).




Junk Sydney 200x220SIDNEY JUNK Stage Management/Costumes Apprentice Sidney Junk recently graduated from Winona State University in Minnesota with a degree in Theatre Arts. She began college at St. Ambrose University in Iowa with the mindset of being an actress but got swept into the world of tech. Stage management, lights, and costumes are her primary focuses in technical theatre. She has stage managed multiple shows in her college career including Chicago, The Venetian Twins, and Les Liaisons Dangerueses. Sidney would like to thank her family, faculty, and friends for all their encouragement and support.




Worden Jenna 200x220JENNA WORDEN Stage Management/Production Apprentice Jenna Worden, with a vast array of interests in theatre, history, and teaching, considers herself a story teller. A strong believer in the powers of knowledge and artistic expression, Jenna is an advocate for socially-motivated art. She has used her experiences with historical research and travel abroad to highlight the injustices faced by the people of Central America, particularly Guatemala. As an educator, Jenna encourages her students to create meaningful work surrounding their passions, whatever they may be. In the theatre Jenna primarily identifies as a stage manager, though she has significant directing and performing experiences. Credits of notability at Northern Arizona University include stage managing Of Mice and Men, directing the premiere of Forgotten Places by Mac Groves, and performing with NAUghty Bits Improv Troupe. Jenna is a member of USITT.



Processed with VSCOcam with lv01 presetROGIN FARRER Scenic/Construction Apprentice Rogin Farrer is a theatrical designer and carpenter. He is a recent graduate of Vassar College, where he developed his craft while studying the history, theory, and literatures of world drama. As a lighting and scenic designer, he approaches his work with a holistic sensibility and an interest in all elements of the production working together as a unified whole. His design credits include Passion Play, Arcadia (lighting, Vassar College Experimental Theater), The Mousetrap (scenic, Philaletheis Society), and Red (asst. lighting, Portland Stage). He also directed his senior thesis, God of Vengeance, by Sholem Asch.




Daniels Avery 200x220AVERY DANIELS Dramaturgy/Education Apprentice Avery Daniels is a recent graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She is originally from San Diego, California, where she spent most of her time dancing with her competitive hip hop team, doing improv, and stressing out about homework. Once settled in Tacoma, Avery took theater classes and English classes and got to find out what she’s really passionate about: playwriting, acting, dancing, and working with kids. She spent six months living in London and studying screenwriting. She hopes that she’ll someday live in London again and work in the theater.