In an earlier post, we mentioned that several of our past stage management interns have stayed or returned to become part of our full-time staff - Sarah Lin Warren '98 - '99 as Production Manager/Ass't Stage Manager, Casey Hibbert '10 - '11 as part of our box office staff (& also serving as webmaster) and Daniel Morency '14 - '15 as Assistant Master Electrician.
Stage management interns were the first interns that Meadow Brook Theatre officially had starting in 1996 and in those earlier seasons we had two as we had 2 stage managers each with their own intern. Now we function with one stage manager with his intern and an assistant stage manager when we have a production in performance simultaneously with one in rehearsal. Those interns that first year were MI native Stacy Grutza who is still active in local theatre and Rochan Olson who joined Actors' Equity Association as a union stage manager & returned the following 3 seasons as SM at MBT before going off to work for cruise lines and then relocating to the West Coast.
In more recent seasons our SM interns have been:
Josh Lau '13 - '14 left here for Bristol Valley Theatre in Naples in upstate NY where he'd also previously interned stage managing 2 shows in summer '14 and in summer '15. He's also become the Production Stage Manager (now in his 2nd year) for the Opera Dep't at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY which produces 4 operas each school year.
Erin Edelstein '12 - '13 who returned to her native PA and joined Actors' Equity to SM at Fulton Theatre,
Sara Aurin Finney '11 - '12 stayed for a 2nd season at MBT as the lighting intern and joined Actors' Equity to serve as ASM for our production of "The Constant Wife" in 2014. She then relocated to Las Vegas before returning to her home state of KS.
Casey Rebecca Nunes '09 - '10 moved back to home state of CA to SM at Western Stage in Salinas for 2 seasons, worked as a technical theatre mentor for Foxcroft Academy in ME and then back to the San Francisco area to work with Ray of Light Theatre and Cutting Ball Theatre before joining the company of "Beach Blanket Babylon" (the longest running musical revue - began in 1974) as technician. In non-theater news, she was a Top 100 Finalist for season 6 of television's "Master Chef" and has recently begun a dual career as a chef during the day while still working theatre at night.