The Peter and Millicent Bain Stage Management Intern
Brent is thrilled to be joining CENTERSTAGE for the 2012-2013 Season as a Stage Management Intern. He is a proud recent graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago where he received a BFA in Stage Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Regional credits include Robin and the Seven Hoods, Jane Austen’s Emma, Engaging Shaw, Allegiance (NYC Workshop), and the 2012 Summer Shakespeare Intensive at The Old Globe in San Diego. His Chicago credits include Immediate Family at the Owen Theatre and productions with Caffeine Theatre, Remy Bumppo, DePaul Opera Theatre, Collaboraction, and Cock and Bull Theatre.
The Terry H. Morgenthaler and Patrick Kerins Costumes Intern
Elizabeth Chapman is an interdisciplinary maker with experience in pattern drafting, metalsmithing, and illustration. She lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland and in 2012 she received a BFA degree at Towson University. She recently exhibited a body of work entitled "Dream Logic" which showcased a series of drawings, mixed-media and wearable sculptures that reference themes of flight, fantasy, and irrational desires that surface in dreams. She has also utilized her technical knowledge of tailoring and patternmaking to assist or lead the design of costumes for performances in Towson University’s theatre department. Elizabeth is excited to apply these skills at CENTERSTAGE as their costume intern.
Ryan is a May 2012 graduate from East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina with a BFA in Theatre Arts: Design and Production. He is excited to be the Carpentry Intern at CENTERSTAGE for the 2012-13 Season. Ryan’s work experience includes building for both the ECU/Loessin Playhouse and ECU/ Loessin Summer Theatre. Outside of the state of North Carolina, Ryan has experience working as a carpenter for the summer 2010 season of Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre in Winchester, Virginia and as the Master Carpenter for the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, Ohio during the summer 2011 season.
Scenic Art Intern
Lauren Crabtree is excited to join CENTERSTAGE’s team as the Scenic Art Intern for the 2012-13 Season. Lauren is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December of 2011 with a BFA in Theater Design and Technology, emphasis in Scenery. While in school Lauren participated in two summer Internships as a scenic painter. One of the internships was at McLeod Summer Playhouse in Carbondale, Illinois and the other at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia. Lauren is ready to learn alongside the wonderful team of people that makes CENTERSTAGE such a one of a kind theatre company.
The Stephanie and Ashton Carter Digital Media Intern
Leslie Datsis is originally from Iuka, Mississippi and has recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BA in Theatre. Excited to be at CENTERSTAGE, Leslie is jumpstarting her career in producing online video content for theatre, a dream job that has stemmed from her hobby of video blogging. Leslie has filmed and edited promotional videos at Southern Miss and has produced videos while serving as the Marketing Intern for Opera New Jersey in the summer of 2011 and for the Westport Country Playhouse in the summer of 2012.
The Barbara Voss and Charles Noell Stage Management Intern
Lindsay is very excited to spend a year with CENTERSTAGE! She is a recent graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Stage and Production Management where she worked on Rough & Tumble (SM) and Man of La Mancha (ASM) among others. She has also worked outside Emerson on Haunted Child at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington Theatre Company, two summers at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and recently spent the summer at Berkshire Theatre Festival. She spent the fall semester of her senior year abroad studying at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
The Ellen and Ed Bernard Management Intern
Though she is a native of Washington, DC, Batya has no allegiance to the Washington Redskins. She graduated in May 2011 from Pitzer College (Claremont, CA), where she created a major in “The Psychology of Theatre in the Middle East,” studying Arabic (with semesters in Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan), social development and educational systems, and theatre. Batya has spent the past year working at a number of DC-area theatres, producing Theater J’s Voices from a Changing Middle East reading series and inaugural Locally Grown festival as the first Apprentice in Theatre Management there; assisting the Managing Director and development department at Everyman Theatre; reading scripts for Arena Stage and creating a new organizational system for its library collection; serving as the Assistant Director on Roundhouse Theatre’s production of Double Indemnity; stage managing in the Capital Fringe Festival; and co-directing Laura Zam’s Married Sex. While in college, Batya was an intern at La Jolla Playhouse. She is beyond excited to become a part of the CENTERSTAGE and broader Baltimore communities.
Michelle recently graduated Cum laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving a BFA in graphic design, printmaking and book arts. She is originally from Houston, Texas and thought Baltimore would be a lot colder. Luckily, she found plenty of cold weather when she spent a semester in Gothenburg, Sweden at Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk studying design. After her junior year at MICA she interned at AK Press. Her biggest project there was laying out the book Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. After her internship ended she was asked to design another book for AK Press, Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth. Approaching publishing from a different angle, she is also the English copy editor for the international arts magazine, SOVA. In her last semester at MICA she was a teaching assistant to Bob Cicero of GLOBE letterpress. During her four years in Baltimore she has gotten involved with the Red Emma’s collective and hopes to soon be a full-fledged member, helping to organize events and create promotional materials. She is excited to be CENTERSTAGE’s Graphics Intern because she hopes to work with more cultural institutions in the future.
The Barbara Capalbo Electrics Intern
Scot Gianelli graduated in 2012 with a BFA in Lighting Design from the University of Arizona where he designed main stage productions of The Shape of Things and The Secret Garden. Previously, Scot has been a Lighting Design Intern with the Twin Tiers Theatre Festival and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Professionally, Scot has had the opportunity to design with several Tucson based theatre companies including Arizona Repertory Theatre, Arizona Onstage Productions, and Beowulf Alley Theatre Company. He has been the Assistant Lighting Designer for Veritas at the NYC Fringe Festival and has been the Master Electrician for the production TEXAS in Palo Duro Canyon. Scot is thrilled and honored to be a part of the CENTERSTAGE family this season!
The Lynn and Tony Deering Artistic Intern
Sam is a graduate of Frostburg State University where she earned a BS in Mass Communications with a double focus in Performance and Audio Production. Sam was born in Brooklyn, New York and now lives in Baltimore. Sam has always had a desire to have a lifelong career in the arts. For Sam, there is a thrill in the preparation and production of a theatrical show that just cannot be matched by other art forms; the theatre produces an energy that she hungers for and thrives in. Sam studied film acting and completed an Audio Production Assistant internship at Stone Street Studios in New York. She also studied film editing at Howard University and Future Media Concepts in Washington, DC. Sam has worked with Indigo Blue Productions, Faith Works Productions, Steve Yeagers’s Young Filmmakers Workshop, the Kuumba Ensemble, and the Producers Video. Most recently she served as a Directors’ Assistant for Grasshopper Philms in Baltimore. In her spare time you can find Sam writing, reading scripts, watching basketball or cooking. Sam is grateful to join CENTERSTAGE this season and can’t wait to begin learning how to create theatrical magic from the many talented folks at CENTERSTAGE!
The Jane and Larry Droppa Audio Intern
Andrew Graves is a sound designer from the Los Angeles area of Southern California. He received his BA in Technical Theatre and Design from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona this past June. While receiving his undergraduate degree, Andrew worked on a variety of student productions and as a freelance sound designer and stagehand at numerous venues in his area. Andrew spent the summer of 2011 mixing large scale musicals for the Summer Repertory Theatre program in Santa Rosa California and has been the resident Sound Designer for the Covina Center for the Performing arts for the past two seasons. Andrew is elated to be working at CENTERSTAGE for the 2012-13 Season and is looking forward advancing his knowledge of sound design.
Artistic and Dramaturgy Senior Fellow
Kellie Mecleary holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies from New York University and a BA in English and Theater from Goucher College. She has worked as a dramaturg, director, critic, producer, administrator, and stage manager with various organizations including Brave New World Repertory Company, Pipeline Theater Company, WOW Café Theater, Manhattan Theater Source, and Vital Theater. Her writing has been published through Cerise Press and OffOffOnline.com. Locally, she served as production dramaturg for American Buffalo and A Skull in Connemara at CENTERSTAGE, as well as productions with Single Carrot Theatre and the BROS (Baltimore Rock Opera Society). She is co-producer of the Pub Labs at Liam Flynn's Ale House.
Education and Community Programs Intern
Dustin is a native of Baltimore City and graduated with a BA in Theatre from Goucher College. He recently completed an internship with Actors Theatre of Louisville's Education Department, where he taught preshow workshops, playwriting residencies, and directed for the New Voices Young Playwrights festival. He has also worked with Squallis Puppeteers, Louisville's community puppet theatre. Dustin is ecstatic to return to Baltimore and to join CENTERSTAGE for the 2012-13 Season.
The Jay and Sharon Smith Marketing and Public Relations Fellow
Kiirstn is very excited to return to CENTERSTAGE as the Marketing and Public Relations Fellow for the 2012-13 Season. She was previously the Marketing Intern at CENTERSTAGE for the 2011-12 Season. Prior to her work at CENTERSTAGE, Kiirstn graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a BA in Theatre. At UMBC, she focused in stage management and stage managed four productions, the last of which was Las Meninas by Lynn Nottage. The production was one of four nationwide asked to perform at the Kennedy Center in April 2011 as a part of KCACTF. Kiirstn was also a scenic artist at UMBC and at a handful of theatres in the Baltimore/DC area during her college career. While at UMBC, she founded the Student Publicity Committee, an independent study class dedicated to marketing the UMBC Department of Theatre. In her spare time, Kiirstn works in the CENTERSTAGE Box Office and dabbles in graphic design, web design, marketing consultation, and photography. Kiirstn hopes to continue working in marketing for the arts in the future.
Audience Relations Intern
Quincy Dion Price, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, comes to Baltimore via Birmingham, Alabama, studying at Samford University pursuing a BA in Theatre and a minor in Music. Beginning his studies in opera, Quincy combined his love for performance with stage management, emphasizing mostly on the work of opera's greatest composers and popular works in the American musical theatre canon. Following his time working on the stage management team at Samford, he began to venture more in to the world of front-of-house management, concentrating on cultivating relationships with patrons, both alumni and the general public. Quincy comes to CENTERSTAGE to continue to foster his love of personal relationships, by joining the team as the Audience Relations intern. Quincy hopes to continue to advance his skills in all aspects of theatre management as his career path continues.
Production and Stage Management Intern
Ashley is thrilled to be joining the CENTERSTAGE family this season as the Production/Stage Management Intern! She graduated in May 2012 from the University of Southern Indiana with a BS in Theatre. Ashley worked as the ASM of New Harmony Theatre’s 2009-2011 summer seasons. Over the years she has stage managed or assisted on many shows. Some favorites include Rent, A Streetcar Named Desire, Meet Me in St. Louis, How I Learned to Drive, A Christmas Carol, The School for Scandal, and Guys and Dolls. Ashley would like to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support. She would also like to thank CENTERSTAGE for this extraordinary opportunity.
The Phil and Lynn Rauch Company Management Intern
Matt is a recent graduate of nearby Towson University and is very excited to be joining the CENTERSTAGE family as the Company Management Intern for the 2012-13 Season. Primarily an actor, Matt was most recently seen onstage at Towson University in the title role of their award-winning production of Macbeth. In addition to acting, Matt is a playwright and director, most recently directing Harold Pinter’s Old Times at Towson University last February. Some of his other accomplishments at Towson University include becoming coordinator of a Contact Improvisation group, the Towson Theatre Lab, and the bi-annual 24-Hour Play Slam at which he performed once and wrote four plays. In May of 2011, Matt traveled to Wroclaw, Poland on a research grant from Towson University to present the Rasa Boxes training technique at “Making Tomorrow’s Theatre: a Meeting of International Drama Schools” at the Grotowski Institute as one of only seven Americans at the conference. Matt has also served as a Student Artist and Actor at WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Laboratory. Matt is very excited to add Company Management to his repertoire and is looking forward to an incredible season.
The James and Janet Clauson Education and Community Programs Intern
Kristina Szilagyi is excited to join CENTERSTAGE. Originally from West Virginia, Kristina earned a BA in Theatre Studies and Comparative Literature from Wellesley College and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. At Wellesley, she was a member of the Shakespeare Society and a production assistant in the theater department. Locally, she has performed, taught, and written for The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. She has worked on numerous Boston-based productions, including New Repertory Theater’s educational tour and GAN-e-meed Theatre Project’s inaugural production. While with GAN-e-meed, Kristina served as a member of the Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 Season, where she focused on providing opportunities for playwrights. Her work as a playwright and educator has continued as a guest artist at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Townsend, Kimberly M.
Kimberly M. Townsend
The Kenneth C. and Elizabeth M. Lundeen Properties Intern
Kimberly M. Townsend graduated in June from Wright State University and holds a BFA in Design/ Technology with an emphasis in Properties. At school, she was the Properties Assistant on several shows and the Properties Master for the productions of RENT and Picnic. She finished her college career as Co-Properties Master for the production of The Phantom of the Opera. Native to Ohio, Kim has spent the past three summers working at summer stock theatres around the country. This past summer she was the Properties Assistant at Opera Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is now thrilled to be in Baltimore and excited for the opportunity to be working at CENTERSTAGE.
The Judy and Scott Phares Costumes Intern
Anna Tringali recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in Production Design with a concentration in Costume Design and a minor in Art History. While at SCAD, she designed Le Reve (The Dream), 2012’s main stage dance performance, as well as assistant designed two main stage musicals (Hair and Spring Awakening, in 2011 and 2012, respectively). Anna has worked in the SCAD costume shop for the past two years in a work study position and most recently, she designed Gruesome Playground Injuries at SCAD. Last summer, Anna worked as a Costume Intern at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she was given the opportunity to design a night of ten short plays in addition to working as the second Assistant Designer for She Stoops to Conquer, designed by Gabriel Berry. Anna is thrilled to be working in the CENTERSTAGE costume shop for this upcoming season. She also enjoys listening to records, reading, and yoga.