Several of our students will be embarking on cross country journeys in order to participate in their summer internships. Although they are going a bit far from home, they are positive that the work they will accomplish this coming summer will benefit them greatly for years to come.
Melia Beschta: Melia will be at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival on the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus working as an intern Assistant Stage Manager. She had worked there last season and was rehired on again for this season. Djrng here time spent at UNI she’s had a focus in stage management. Trinity will help me build a strong foundation as she start my career and make valuable connections, while gaining experience and doing what she loves in a place that she loves.
Brittany Staudacher: Brittany will be in Logan, Utah for Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (UFOMT). She will take on the position of Design Assistant. She will work alongside Professor Jenn Shesko and work on bringing back new costuming skills and techniques to help both herself and fellow studio workers.
Dylan Martin: This summer Dylan will be working at Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado. She will be an Assistant Stage Manager responsible for stage managing the devised children's production and preparing the show for an outreach tour in the fall; stage managing and coordinating lights for Pants on Fire, the improvised musical for children; and managing the children's drama classes and events. She has been a fan of CRT for the last few years and has had a handful of friends and colleagues work there. This past summer she was able to visit Creede and meet many people from the CRT team. it was there she fell absolutely in love with the tiny town and the passionate people who work for the theatre. After applying in mid-autumn and she was hired in late December along with fellow Theatre UNI students Cory Skold and Madeline Achen. She is extremely excited to work at a professional theatre in such a beautiful part of the country. She knows she'll will be challenged in ways she never has been before, but with this, she hopes she can hone her technical and communication skills, and make lasting connections that will benefit her throughout her career.