INTERN TAKE OVER DAY 3

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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 trio of hardworkin’ young Mammoths.

Jecamiah Ybanez, Assistant to the Artistic Director

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JECAMIAH used ARTSMASH! It’s super effective!

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in South Texas. I spent most of my life in a small rural town called Poteet, just south of San Antonio.

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I am the Assistant to the Artistic Director. It is a very unique opportunity that provides a peak into several different aspect of the organization, from the artistic leadership, to development and funding, to marketing and connectivity.

Why Woolly?

I believe that theatre should have an impact on our society. That it should ask us to look at ourselves, our choices, and the world we live in and have created. Woolly has been doing this kind of theatre for over 30 years now. That alone speaks for it’s self. How do I create theatre that is topical, entertaining, and be successful as a theatre practitioner? If anyone is going to have insight on those answers, it’s Woolly.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I plan on going to grad school to get my MFA in Directing and maybe again for Art Administration. I would like to have my own theatre company one day or be the artistic director for a company that I believe in.

Fun Fact!?

I’ve never owned a TV

Ashley Promisel, Lighting Assistant

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Ashley rows an imaginary boat towards a brighter tomorrow.

Where are you from?

I am from Manassas, VA born and raised!

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

As the current Lighting Intern at Woolly, I have the good fortune of working with the lighting designers, namely the fantastic Colin K. Bills, as their assistant. During strikes, load-ins and tech, I help Ann Allan, the Master Electrician, in any way I can. I absolutely love my job!

Why Woolly?

I think a better question is “Why NOT Woolly?” This company supports new and upcoming art that pushes the limit! Not only do these shows that come through here challenge the audiences, they challenge the cast and crew to come up with creative ways to tell the story. I would describe the shows I’ve been exposed to here as transformative.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My goal in life is to do what Howard Shalwitz has done: build a strong theatre company from the ground up and having it not only survive, but thrive! I want to push the limits on theatre while exposing it to those who have no idea what they are missing. Just like the works that pass through theaters around the world, I want to help the art form of theatre to expand, grow and transform, no matter how small my contribution may be in the scheme of things. Short term goals mainly consist of doing well here at Woolly, and being able to support myself as a lighting designer.

Fun Fact!?

I run on Positive energy.

Stacey Sulko, Marketing and Communications Assistant

Through the magic of photo editing Stacey doesn’t look stressed out.

Where are you from?

I am based in DC… for now.

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I’m the Marketing and Communications Assistant here at Woolly Mammoth.

Why Woolly?

I chose Woolly for a number of reasons but mainly for the passion they has for the type of work they do. I love pieces of theatre that make you think. When I walk out of a play with a new insight on the world, I feel fulfilled  That is what theatre should be in my eyes. A new lens at which to see the world through and create understanding for all by it.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I would like to carry my dreams out to LA. I’d like to ultimately take my vision and transfer it to the film world. I also want to live in Paris for a good chunk of my life but that’s for completely different reasons.

Fun Fact!? 

I’m majorly obsessed with cats.

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 Tickets@Woollymammoth.net 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.#InternUtopi

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