After a long break, here's a continuation of updates on our past seasons' interns before our 50th season ends. See previous blog entries for earlier updates on acting, prop and stage management interns.
Lighting interns who also spend a good part of their internship assisting in the scene shop as well - Sara Aurin Finney stayed for a 2nd internship after her 1st year as the stage management intern (see her update in earlier post). Scott Ross ('10 - '11) stayed in MI working at other theatres including Macomb Center for the Arts and the Henry Ford Community College as well as continuing for us when extra labor was needed. He then returned to us as the full-time Ass't Master Electrician before returning this past summer to his home state of PA continuing to work in the theatre industry. Joel Behrman ('13 - '14) and Dani Hamm ('14 - '15) are both off travelling the world working as theatre technicians aboard cruise liners.
Scene Shop interns - Casey Hibbert also returned for a 2nd year as the stage management intern (see his update in previous post). Eugenia Yee ('10 - '11) was a MI resident who after her internship spent a summer as ass't scenic charge artist with Des Moines Metro Opera & then spent a season at Henry Ford Community College with fellow intern Scott Ross (see above). Since then she been studying architecture at University of Detroit Mercy graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Architecture just this spring with plans to receive her Masters degree once her thesis project is complete. Chris Nelson ('11 - '13) stayed for a 2nd year as an intern & then joined the scene shop full-time staff. He has recently relocated back to his home state of IN to switch from theatrical to commercial enterprises. Corey Boughton ('14 - '15), another MI native, after his internship has continued to work here when we have the need for extra labor as well as working for other theatres in MI. He's spent several summers at the Barn Theatre in Augusta as lighting or sound designer & this summer will be stage managing for their season.