the young company Summer Festival 2015
We offer so many wonderful programs throughout the year, and the Summer program combines the best in all of them: the rigor of our Winter Festival rehearsal process with the exploration of our Fall and Spring classes. Each of our three programs is tailored to the strengths of each age level. Whether this is your first summer or your fifth, we're equally delighted to see you. Our actors come to us at many different levels of experience and training, but one level of enthusiasm: passionate! If you have any questions, please reach out!
Caitlin Lowans, Associate Artistic Director
Dori Robinson, Education Manager
(781) 279-7885 x104
Every year, generous donors give in excess of $10,000 in financial aid funds for the young company at Stoneham Theatre. Please don't let ability to pay be a barrier to participation. Download the financial aid application here. Payment plans are also available by request. The payment plan request form can be downloaded here.
All financial aid and payment plan requests should be submitted for approval by June 1, 2015.
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER PROGRAM
INTERESTED IN THE WORLD BEHIND THE CURTAIN?
If you are interested in lights, sets, props, and how all the magic of theatre comes together, come join us this summer as an ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER! In this new program, up to six act 2 and act 3 students will have the unique opportunity to:
- Work closely with the Director, Stage Manager, and Choreographer as part of the production team.
- Help run the performances.
- Take four theatre workshops alongside the actors.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Explore the visual arts and design.
To learn more, please contact the Education Department at: email@example.com or 781-279-7885 x104
DEIRDRE BENSON (Production Manager)
JESSICA ELLIOTT (Co-Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer currently residing in Boston, where she recently received her MFA in design from Boston University. Recent credits include: Angels in America: Opera (Boston University Opera Institute), The Whitmores (New Work/BU Fringe Festival), Don Giovanni (Boston University Opera Institute), Les Misérables (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre), Shrek (RMRT), Hands on a Hardbody (RMRT). Jessica is thrilled to be working with Stoneham Theatre on the young company productions of My Son Pinocchio, Jr., Damn Yankees, and Love's Labour's Lost.
CAROLINE ENG (Properties Master) is a rising junior at Fordham College at Lincoln Center where she studies English and theatre production. Past Stoneham tech credits include Children of Eden (Stage Manager). Fordham tech credits include The Buck (Asst. Sound Design), [in progress] (Asst. Light Design), The Love of Don Perlimplín (Asst. Stage Manager), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (ASD), Nina (Board Op), #Adaire (ASD). Recently, Caroline has begun working as a tech director trainee at ImprovBoston in Cambridge. She is thrilled to be working with the young company again!
KIM HEYMANN (Assist. Production Manager) is very thrilled to be coming back to Stoneham Theatre! She has been involved in numerous shows and concerts there, doing everything from stage management with the young company to production assistant, spot operator, and child wrangler with the main stage. young company credits include: Shrek, Beauty and the Beast, Jane Eyre, and Once on This Island. Mainstage credits include: Buddy Cop 2, Nutcracker, and The Full Monty. Kim has also worked with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company as the assistant stage manager for All's Well That Ends Well. Kim currently teaches Tech Ed at Athol-Royalston Middle School, and loves to cook, play with her dog, and sit around a camp fire!
SARAH ROZENE (Set Designer)
KAYLEIGHA ZAWACKI (Co-Lighting Designer) joins the young company and Stoneham for the first time this summer. She is a lighting designer for plays, musicals, and dance around the Boston area. Kayleigha has worked with theater companies such as Boston Playwrights' Theatre (The Boston Theatre Marathon XVII), New Repertory Theatre Company (The 2015 Next Rep Black Box Festival), and Boston Center for American Performance (Metamorphosis). This year marks her fourth year designing two annual productions for Boston University Academy. Kayleigha also works with area dance companies such as Triveni School of Dance, Cambridge Youth Dance, Dance2Save, and Boston Community Dance Project. In 2014, she served as Lighting Director for American College Dance Festival Association's New England Regional Conference. She holds a BFA in lighting design from Boston University.