Over there on stage people are dying and crying and kissing and yelling. Here it is a different story all together, almost scripted but not quite, and, unlike the play onstage, this one ends happily. —San Dieguito student Kristin Perkins, now playing “Petra” in the current production of “Romeo and Juliet”.
Fifteen San Dieguito students are learning valuable career experience with the Intrepid Shakespeare Company, including eleventh-grader Kristin Perkins, who was featured recently on the Intrepid Shakespeare blog.
Kristin won the role of “Petra,” a character who doesn’t appear during the second act. In her Intrepid blog entry, Kristin describes her offstage experiences in the green room. “The green room of the second act is a play itself which I am both audience to and actor in. The entrances and exits are all as well timed as those onto and off of the stage.”
According to Intrepid Artistic Director Sean Cox, Intrepid interns have the unique opportunity to learn from and work alongside professional theatre artists, gaining practical work experience in areas of stage management, costume design, lighting design, sound design, set design and acting.
“Interns learn firsthand why theatre is regarded as a collaborative art,” says Cox.
The following is a list of those student actors working on the current production of Romeo and Juliet (tickets on sale here), now showing in the Roundabout Theatre through October 17:
Student intern actors:
- Zander Johns
- Kristin Perkins
- Benjamin Dean Shaffer
- Dakota Speas
Student intern in Stage Management:
- Kaitlin Kay
Student interns in Set Design:
- Jacob Duga
- Angelé Meunier
Student interns in Lighting Design:
- Louis Edelman
- Isaac LeRuth
Student interns in Sound Design:
- Hannah Bender
- Mikayla Keehn
Student interns in Costume Design:
- Ashlie Davis
- Wendy Disch
- Madison Hougard
- Annie Smith