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The down and dirty explanation: October 14th at 7:00pm Mike Daisey is coming to Woolly to do a benefit for the Interns. Drunk with power, the interns have taken over the Woolly blog. Every day this week come here to learn about a new pair of hardworkin’ young Mammoths.

Emily Cauthorne: Development Assistant


moments after this photo was taken, two laser-beams erupted from the tips of Emily’s thumbs.

Where are you from?

I am from Midlothian, Virginia.

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I am currently working as the Development Assistant/Intern. I will be assisting our team in the evolution of our Free the Beast Campaign, special events throughout the year, and working closely alongside of our patrons!

Why Woolly?

I chose Woolly for its commitment to promoting up-and-coming artists and taking risks on new works.

Over the course of this year, I will be learning the operations and skill sets pertaining to a field that is entirely new to me.  I have consistently been pursuing arts management at a collegiate level and, with this internship, will be branching out to a different side of theatre management.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My immediate goal/hope is to understand Tessitura (Woolly’s very powerful database system), which is fairly essential to do my job. I digress. Though I have mostly been working in theatre administration, I still hope to pursue performance down the road. After Woolly, my semi-planned out, long term goal is to move to L.A.!

Until then, I will be tackling this crazy, Woolly ride over the next year!

Fun Fact!?

I’m ambidextrous!

Sam Lahne: Literary Assistant 


Sam Lahne: the littlest ninja

Where are you from?

Silver Spring, MD.

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I am the Literary Assistant.

Why Woolly?

I haven’t shaved for a while.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My hopes and dreams fall into two major categories:


Be a playwright.

Get some of my plays produced.

Go to graduate school.


And write more plays.

And maybe a novel.

No poetry though.

And some essays.

Also be a dramaturg and translator.

Make a life in the theatre and keep writing and reading and thinking and enjoying the experience of live performance.



There’s the one where I’m a pro soccer player.

Or that one where I fly.

Or where I get rich but wake up before I can buy anything.

Or where this guy named Freddy keeps trying to kill me with his knifeclaws.

Or  the one where there are all these melting eyes and a guy uses giant scissors to cut one of the eyes open. Then I’m at the edge of a roof with skis on my feet and I fall off, but there’s a guy with no face holding a melting wagon wheel and I’m running down a pyramid with a giant shadow following me.

Fun Fact?! 

A =  π r 2

The First Performance of American Utopias: An Intern Benefit will be October 14th at 7:00pm for one night only at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. For tickets click here, email or call the box office at 202-393-3939. All the proceeds from the evening will go to support Woolly Mammoth’s Internship Program, which helps early career artists make the transition from school to the professional theatre.#InternUtopia

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