Thursday, March 29, 2012

In With the Interns: Laura Matey

Name: Laura Matey

From:  Philadelphia, PA (home of THE Liberty Bell!)

Long-Term Goals:  To have a happy and successful career in the theatre, to have a reason to laugh everyday of my life, and to one day meet (then naturally become best friends with) Ellen DeGeneres and/or Betty White.

Favorite Musical: Bubble Boy (for today, at least)

Favorite Play: I can’t possibly pick one! This changes from day to day. At the moment, Eden Court comes to mind.

Favorite Movie: Waiting for Guffman

Internship: Education and Community Outreach.

Internship Start Date: October 2011.

Internship Duties: Assistant Director and Teaching Artist for Signature in the Schools, Dramaturg for Un-American and God of Carnage, and whatever else is needed! General administrative assistant for all projects in the Education Department, including Signature Academy, Overtures, and Stage One.

Favorite Things About Signature: Their fearlessness when it comes to taking risks, the wonderful people, and Lily the dog.

Favorite Things About D.C.: Their theatre community, duh!

General Cool Things About You: I helped set the 1998 world record for “Worlds' Largest Marching Band”. I was in fourth grade and I played the tuba. All I have to show for it is an oversized t-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing that I was a part of something big. That was the beginning and end of my marching band career.

If you were a tree, what kind of a tree would you be and why?: Well, I am allergic to trees so this question is very ironic. Probably an apple tree, why not share the wealth. 

For more information about internships, including application requirements,  please visit our intern page.

Monday, March 12, 2012

In With the Interns: Cassandra

You met Cassandra before on From the Classroom when she was featured as Un-American's light board operator. Now, she's back as a high school intern at Signature Theatre. We thought we'd take this chance to get to know her a little better. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back Cassandra:

Cassandra, an H.B. Woodlawn student who currently interns at Signature, drowning in materials for the Brother Russia poster run.

Name: Cassandra 

From: Arlington, VA

School: HB-Woodlawn Secondary Program- 11th Grader

Long-Term Goals:  Go into theatre management and directing, eventually run my own theatre company.

Favorite Play: Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean (1, 2, AND 3)

Internship: High School Internship

Internship Start Date: March 5th

Internship Duties: This past week I helped out the Marketing Department by placing Brother Russia and Really Really posters in the windows of Shirlington Village shops and restaurants and help prepare letters to go out to those on the mailing list. I also had a chance to look at the English and American translations of God of Carnage and took notes on the differences, picking up on the cultural changes but also differences in the theatrical choices. I also received the chance to sit in on a Brother Russia  rehearsal in which they rehearsed a number from the show and tweaked various technical aspects of the show.

Favorite Things About Signature: The rainbow lit stairs leading up the lobby, the coziest lounge in the world, the professional but still loving and community vibe Signature has (the people and the building itself)

Favorite Things About D.C.: Chinatown. Can metro/take the bus almost  anywhere, the vast amount of theatreopportunities available. Georgetown waterfront on a sunny day. Georgetown Cupcakes. The Kettlecorn popcorn at Eastern Market.

General Cool Things About You: I write original shows (music, dance and dialogue) with my best friends. I rock at lip synching. I can do some intense eye-browing-raising . Pretty amazing Jim Carrey as Count Olaf (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) imitation.

You have been elected student body president. Give us the last 30 seconds of my acceptance speech: “…and lastly, as your student body president, I can guarantee that glitter will be a necessity to every event in order to ensure the utmost joy with each experience. I am proud to be named your president and I shall not fail you all!”

For more information about internships, including application requirements,  please visit our intern page. 


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