Raul Duran | The Peter & Millicent Bain Production & Stage Management Apprentice
- Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida
- Education: University of Florida
- Major: BA in Theater
Raul Duran is a recent graduate of the University of Florida with a concentration in Stage Management. Throughout his time at UF he has worked on film and podcast production in addition to his theater work. Raul has also had the opportunity to participate in USITT’s Gateway program and Williamstown Theater Festival. He is ecstatic to join the Baltimore Center Stage team this season!
Abra Clawson | The Jane & Larry Droppa Audio Apprentice
- Hometown: Richmond, Rhode Island
- Education: University of Vermont
Majors & Minor: Anthropology and Religion, Minor in Theater
Abra is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont (UVM), where she majored in anthropology and religion while remaining involved in theater throughout her time there. Growing up in Rhode Island with its rich regional theater scene, she has always admired communities that question what it means to be human, and how to express and address the chaos of our world. Abra was drawn to using sound as a medium after taking classes on the role of sound in society and created a series of sound compositions for her senior honors thesis about politics, religion, and tourism in Nepal. At UVM, she was the sound designer for Tartuffe (2018), and assistant sound designer for Hand to God (2018). In addition, she was a sound engineer for an outdoor summer concert series in Burlington, VT (2017-2019). Abra is delighted to be working with Baltimore Center Stage for its 2019/20 season, and looks forward to learning as much as possible with its community of artists and professionals!
Alexus Crockett | The Lynn & Philip Rauch Company Management Apprentice
- Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Education: Maryland Institute College of Art
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Alexus Crockett is a recent Illustration graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). As a multidisciplinary artist whose many passions inspire and drive her creations, Alexus works in a variety of art forms such as product design, costume/fashion design, film/theater, and creative writing. Her love for the stage has led her to perform in many productions; her most recent being MICA’s At The Water’s Edge, of which she played the lead role of Caliban and managed the company for. She has also spent time managing MICA’s Burlesque Club, The Galhaus Revue, as President and a performer. Alexus is ecstatic to be working as the Company Manager Apprentice for Baltimore Center Stage's 2019/20 Season!
Sabine Decatur | Artistic Fellow, Sponsored by Sharon & Jay Smith and Harry Gruner & Rebecca Henry
- Hometown: Oberlin, Ohio
- Education: Yale University, 2018
- Major: BA, African American Studies
She is currently in her second year at Baltimore Center Stage, where she served as the production dramaturg for A Wonder in My Soul, Fun Home, Antigone, and How to Catch Creation. A recent graduate of the African American Studies program at Yale University, she has previously worked with the Yale Dramatic Association, Yale Dance Theater, Heritage Theater Ensemble, Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, Semicolon Theater Company, Culture Project, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Jackie Glenn | The Lynn Deering Management Apprentice
- Hometown: Catonsville, Maryland
- Education: Washington College
Major(s): Theater and English
Jackie Glenn is a recent graduate of Maryland’s own Washington College, where she earned a BA in Theater and English. During her college career, she worked on 15 productions in many different positions, including dramaturgy, assistant stage management, and in several design disciplines. Her most recent project was a production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, which she directed and produced as part of her senior capstone experience thesis. Jackie is looking forward to working with Baltimore Center Stage, in the heart of a city that she’s grown up close to for most of her life, where she hopes to expand her theatrical knowledge and gain experience in theater administration.
Victoria Martin | The Ethel J. HolLiday Learning & Social Accountability Apprentice
- Hometown: Central City, Kentucky
- Education: Murray State University
Major/Minor: BS in Theater, Minor in Gender and Diversity Studies
Victoria is a director, educator, and teaching artist from Western Kentucky. She recently graduated with a BS in Theater from Murray State University. Her most recent accomplishment was directing for colored girls who have considered/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange and having the first predominately Black cast and crew at Murray State University. Victoria’s drive for social change in theater pushes her to create artistic content that strives for diversity. Her directing credits also include RACE by David Mamet and Tale of the Mouse by Anita Gustafson at Murray State University. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and growing more as an artist at Baltimore Center Stage!
Jess McGowan | The Judy & Scott Phares Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprentice
- Hometown: Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
- Education: American University
- Major: BA Film and Media Production and BA Performance: Musical Theater
Jess McGowan is a recent graduate of American University, where she studied Film and Media Production and Musical Theater Performance. Previously, she has worked as an intern for Studio Theatre (in both the marketing and electrics departments) and at Porchlight Music Theatre (marketing). Jess has an avid love for theatre performance and cinematography, as demonstrated through her educational experience at American. When off the clock, Jess loves to spend her free time dancing. She is thrilled to be joining Baltimore Center Stage and is excited to contribute to the upcoming season.
Samuel Morreale | Artistic Fellow, Sponsored by Sandy Liotta & Carl Osterman and Kim Hourihan & Carol Morris
- Hometown: Hyde Park, New York
- Education: BA Wesleyan University
- Major: Theater and Science in Society with a certificate in Critical Theory
Sam is an aspiring director and artistic producer seeking to bring a strong dramaturgical praxis into all that he does. They are a recent graduate of Wesleyan University where they not only studied theater but helped to lead Second Stage—Wesleyan's entirely student-run company. Second Stage produces 24 shows per academic year and Sam brought the language of artistic planning to Second Stage's producing practice in order to promote access, equity, diversity, and inclusion. His interest lies in recognizing theater as a living archive with the power to teach us our world(s). His tenure at Wes ended with his direction of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Outside of Wesleyan, Sam has had a stint in the Twin Cities theater community at Mixed Blood Theatre and Penumbra Theatre, where he served as the NEXT fellow and in the Institute for Interns, respectively. Before coming to Center Stage, he served as the Assistant to the Producing Directors at Powerhouse Theater.
Tyler Omundsen | The Gilbert H. Stewart & Joyce L. Ulrich Lighting Apprentice
- Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida
- Education: University of South Carolina
- Major: MFA Lighting Design
Tyler is a theatrical designer, originally from the southwest Florida region. He is currently a third-year MFA Lighting design candidate at The University of South Carolina. In the program, Tyler not only grew as a lighting designer but also discovered a newfound strength in costume design. Tyler has been fortunate enough to be the lighting and costume designer for numerous productions within the program. He was also responsible for supervising undergraduate lighting students during work call hours where students helped set up for upcoming main stage productions. In addition to supervising duties, Tyler also participated in work call by assisting students and, on occasion, acting as the master electrician. During his time in southwest Florida, Tyler was fortunate enough to be the resident lighting designer for a local playhouse where he produced over 60 lighting designs during his seven-year employment. Tyler is thrilled to be a part of the Baltimore Center Stage team, for their 2019/20 season, and looking forward to starting this new chapter.
John Polles | The Terry H. Morgenthaler & Patrick Kerins Costume Apprentice
- Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Education: University of Mississippi
- Majors: BFA in Design & Theater Production with an emphasis in Costume Design and Technology
John recently graduated with a BFA in Design and Theatre Production (emphasis in Costume Design and Technology) from the University of Mississippi. John has spent the summers in between semesters working for theater and opera companies across the country, including the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and most recently The Santa Fe Opera. Some of his design credits include Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Zombie Prom, and The Tooth-Puller. In his spare time, John can be found reading or playing Super Smash Brothers with his sister.
Abigail Stuckey | The Kenneth & Elizabeth Lundeen Props Apprentice
- Hometown: Mount Kisco, New York
- Education: University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
- Major: Technical Theater
Abigail is thrilled to join Baltimore Center Stage for their 2019/20 Season. Originally from New York, she received her BA in Technical Theater with an emphasis in Design from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. She has worked recently at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, the Weston Playhouse Theater Company in Vermont, and the New Light Theater Project in New York City. Credits include Smokey Joe’s Café (OPH/OB), An American in Paris (OPH), Jersey Boys (OPH), Hal & Bee (NLTP), A Long Day’s Journey into Night I (WPTC), and Once (WPTC).
Tori Ujczo | The Ellen & Ed Bernard Production & Stage Management Apprentice
- Hometown: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
- Education: University of Maryland, College Park
Tori Ujczo is excited to return to Baltimore Center Stage after working on How to Catch Creation last season. Hailing from the deserts of New Mexico, where she discovered her love of stage management, Tori transferred to Maryland to finish her degree in Theater. Since graduation, she has freelanced around the DC area and has worked for various companies including Signature Theatre, Imagination Stage, Constellation Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. She is thrilled to be a part of the production and stage management team and looks forward to learning and growing with the Baltimore theater community.
SOPHIE LEIGH FISHER | THE WENDY JACHMAN & JEFF SCHERR GRAPHICS APPRENTICE
- Hometown: Asbury Park, NJ
- Education: Maryland Institute College of Art
- Major: BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Book Arts, 2019
Sophie Leigh Fisher is an illustrator, designer, and comic artist from Asbury Park, New Jersey. She is a recent graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), with a BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Book Arts. Sophie has always had a love for theater and storytelling and is very excited to be working with the Baltimore Center Stage for the next year as their design apprentice. She illustrated the poster for Center Stage’s 2019 Young Playwrights Festival and looks forward to channeling the creative energy of this season’s plays through her work.
Her most recent creation, Babushka Into the Fields of Kardymovo, is a 32 paged graphic novel that explores her relationship with her Russian Babushka, and the memories she had growing up in Kardymovo, Russia.
You can find more of her work at SophieLeighFisher.com
MIRA LAMSON KLEIN | The Dana & Matt Slater Special Events Apprentice
- Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
- Education: Skidmore College
- Major: Theater
Mira is an actor, director, and playwright from Cleveland, Ohio, focused on the development and production of new theater. A recent graduate of Skidmore College, she has worked as an actor with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, Rubber City Theater, and Playwright’s Local. In February of 2019, she directed the new musical Unison, with book, music, and lyrics by Adina Kruskal, at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Mira has trained with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, and Saratoga Shakespeare in Saratoga Springs, New York. Behind the scenes, she served as the Marketing Intern for Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, New York, and has also worked as a wardrobe supervisor, makeup designer, stage manager, and photographer. Mira is excited for a wonderful season at Center Stage and is looking forward to exploring Baltimore!