Remote Education Intern
Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL
My primary duties and responsibilities included developing and designing marketing collateral for distribution to Steppenwolf’s patrons and community partners, assisting with the facilitation of Young Adult Council (YAC)’s interviews and end-of-summer reflection sessions, organizing and facilitating virtual events such as online Jeopardy for 26 high school YAC teens to stay engaged remotely.
I researched and wrote four pieces for the study guide for Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ radio play adaptation of Animal Farm (that reached 20,000+ students worldwide!), including an interview with director Lili-Anne Brown.
Artwork by Christopher Huizar
TEACHING MUSICAL THEATRE
AT TAPROOT THEATRE
Musical Theatre Teaching Intern
Taproot Theatre in Seattle, WA
My primary duties and responsibilities included shadowing and assisting the director and resident teaching artist for the company, and serving as the external dance captain for all the musical theatre shows. I assisted with vocal warm-ups and music reviews, dance reviews, dramaturgy, line memorization, and character work during the course of the internship and had the chance to work with children between the ages of four and eighteen.
Advanced Musical Theatre Revue
Musical Theatre Revues
Adventures in Drama*
*denotes a non-musical theatre session
Photos by Alina Sunoo & Isaiah Custer, courtesy of Taproot Theatre
Researcher and Student Project Lead
Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA
This digital humanities project tracks people, places, and objects of interest in Shakespeare's works that are mentioned and play important roles in the plotline, character development, and setting of the respective plays, but remain physically absent from the stage. This online pedagogical tool maps these global absences on a current map of the world and highlights how global a playwright Shakespeare was.
Presented in the Digital Exhibits of the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)'s 47th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (2019)