THEATRE EDUCATION 

 

INTERNING WITH

STEPPENWOLF EDUCATION

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Remote Education Intern

Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL

Summer 2020

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

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Musical Theatre Teaching Intern

Taproot Theatre in Seattle, WA

Summer 2019

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.

Hello, Dolly!

Frozen, Jr.

Advanced Musical Theatre Revue

Musical Theatre Revues

Stage Combat*

Adventures in Drama*

*denotes a non-musical theatre session

Photos by Alina Sunoo & Isaiah Custer, courtesy of Taproot Theatre

 

MAPPING ABSENCE

IN SHAKESPEARE

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Researcher and Student Project Lead

Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA

Summer 2018-Present

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.

Created by John Garrison, Ahon Gooptu, and Katherine Walden

Presented in the Digital Exhibits of the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)'s 47th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (2019)