Westport Nation Playhouse Broadcasts Its 2022 Woodward Internship Class


Westport, CT – Westport Nation Playhouse declares its 2022 Joanne Woodward Internship class of seven theater profession aspirants who will improve their skilled abilities and acquire on-the-job expertise working immediately with Playhouse senior workers from June via mid-August. The seven interns had been chosen from almost 250 candidates.

Named in honor of actress, director, and the Playhouse’s former creative director, the Joanne Woodward Internship program is without doubt one of the nation’s preeminent theater coaching alternatives for rising professionals. Internships have shaped a significant a part of the Playhouse’s mission since 1946. Among the many alumni of the Playhouse’s program is composer Stephen Sondheim.

“We’re thrilled to welcome our new interns to the Westport Nation Playhouse,” mentioned Jenny Nelson, who’s the Roz and Bud Siegel director of schooling and neighborhood engagement on the Playhouse. “It’s our hope that these proficient, younger individuals will acquire genuine information about their craft in addition to provide steerage to our workers about methods we will amplify younger individuals in our neighborhood via the artwork of theater.”

Westport Nation Playhouse’s 2022 Woodward Internship class:

Corinne Brager, firm administration intern from Richmond, VA, is a senior at Elon College, pursuing a double main in arts administration with a administration focus and drama theater research with a dance minor. She has labored in administration, advisory, and audition administration. Her expertise in each efficiency and administration fuels her ardour for brand new works and creating inclusive theater communities. 

Christopher Conte, advertising intern from Darien, CT, is a rising junior at Sacred Coronary heart College with a double main in strategic communications, PR & promoting, and musical theater. He’s actively concerned together with his college’s theater arts program, at the moment serving because the co-recruitment chair. He has labored in many alternative areas of theater together with performing, directing, costume design, and stage administration. 

Kathryn Duffner, wardrobe intern from Middletown, CT, just lately graduated with a BA in theater from Southern Connecticut State College the place she was awarded the Theatre Scholar Award and summa cum laude Latin honors. Throughout her time at SCSU, she held the positions of president and costume crew head for her campus’s drama membership, The Crescent Gamers.

Alix Livermore, growth intern from Marblehead, MA, is at the moment a sophomore at Wesleyan College learning theater and biology. This previous 12 months, she acted in pupil productions taking part in a grandma, a younger boy, and a decide. In her free time, she enjoys operating, baking, and looking for actually outdated books.

Nick Nuñez, schooling intern from Stratford, CT, is a sophomore theater efficiency main at Wagner Faculty in Staten Island, NY. He has been part of the performing arts neighborhood for years. His most up-to-date credit embrace “The Final Days of Judas Iscariot” and “The Different Shore & Dance Venture 2021” with Wagner Faculty Theatre. He has labored with college students of all ages since he was a freshman in highschool at varied camps and colleges. Through the winter of 2021, he organized and facilitated a 4th-Eighth grade pupil on-line theater workshop with the Stratford Recreation Division and all year long works of their arts division. 

Nick Schons, props intern from Fargo, ND, just lately graduated from Concordia Faculty in Moorehead, MN, with a bachelor of arts in theater. He works as a contract scenic designer and scenic artist within the higher Midwest and just lately returned from being a scenic artist on the Utah Shakespeare Pageant for his or her sixtieth Anniversary season. www.nickschons.weebly.com

Abigail Wilson, stage administration intern from South Salem, NY, is a rising senior at Pomona Faculty in Claremont, CA, majoring in math and theater, with a spotlight in stage administration. Her current credit embrace “Home of Needs” on the Pomona Faculty Mainstage, and an out of doors twin pupil thesis manufacturing of “Twelfth Evening.” She has been working in technical theater since center faculty,

Along with immersive work of their respective departments, interns attend weekly seminars that includes a wide range of visitor audio system, together with Playhouse workers members, visiting designers and artists, industrial producers, and extra. Interns obtain a residing wage stipend and housing in Fairfield, CT.

The 2022 interns had been employed via the Playhouse’s just lately restructured recruiting course of to advertise fairness, range, and inclusion within the office. Hiring panels, comprised of the division’s supervisor, different division members, and a workers member from a special division, fastidiously reviewed all functions and requested equivalent questions of all candidates, creating an equitable setting.  

Along with the Woodward Internships, the Playhouse helps the Staples Excessive College and Fairfield Ludlowe Excessive College Senior Expertise packages, in Westport and Fairfield, CT, respectively, designed for seniors to realize a complete overview of a corporation and real-world expertise previous to commencement. This 12 months’s Playhouse members are Leah Chapman from Staples, and Sophia DelGuadio from Fairfield Ludlowe.  

Woodward Internship Program sponsors embrace Anna Czekaj-Farber. Help for the 2022 Schooling and Group Engagement Program comes from the Eunice and David Bigelow Basis; Stephen Corman; Anna Czekaj-Farber; The David and Geri Epstein Basis; George A. and Grace L. Lengthy Basis; Judy and Scott Phares; Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Basis, Inc.; and Roz and Bud Siegel. 2022 Season Media Sponsors are Moffly Media and WSHU Public Radio.  

Westport Nation Playhouse’s 2022 season consists of the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning pop/rock musical, “Subsequent to Regular,” a couple of household’s loss and their endurance with music by Tom Kitt, e book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana, April 5 via April 24; “Straight White Males,” a couple of father’s relationship together with his three grownup sons, written by Younger Jean Lee and directed by Mark Lamos, Might 24 via June 5; “Kim’s Comfort,” a comedy that impressed a Netflix sequence a couple of Korean household who personal a Toronto comfort retailer, written by Ins Choi and directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III, July 5  via July 17; Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist “4000 Miles,” about two unlikely roommates, written by Amy Herzog and directed by David Kennedy, August 23 via September 4; and Los Angeles Drama-Logue winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee “From the Mississippi Delta,” an inspiring coming-of-age journey, written by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland and directed by Goldie E. Patrick,October 18 via October 30. The whole schedule is offered at www.westportplayhouse.org. All play titles, artists, dates, and codecs are topic to vary.

All viewers members are required to point out proof of vaccination and to put on masks whereas contained in the Playhouse to make sure the actors keep secure and wholesome to keep away from efficiency cancellations. For updates on Covid-19 well being and security protocols on the Playhouse, go to https://www.westportplayhouse.org/go to/covid19safety/

For extra data on Westport Nation Playhouse or to purchase tickets, go to www.westportplayhouse.org, or name the field workplace at (203) 227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or go to Westport Nation Playhouse, 25 Powers Courtroom, off Route 1, Westport. Keep linked to the Playhouse on Fb (Westport Nation Playhouse), observe on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), and on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse).



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