INTERN TAKEOVER- THE FINAL DAY

Not in the loop about the takeover? Get looped in here.

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. Here’s your final trio of hardworkin’ young Mammoths. Come support all the interns this Sunday!

Jordan Beck, Connectivity Assistant

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Jordan has outgrown the slugs & snails of youth. He is now made exclusively of puppy-dog tails.  

Where are you from?

Portland, OR is my home town. Land of hipsters and lumberjacks

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I’m working in Woolly’s newest department:  Connectivity.

“What the hell is that?” you ask.

Short answer, Connectivity tries to answer several big questions:

  • What conversation is this piece of theatre trying to have?
  • Who in our community would bring engaging perspectives/be engaged by this conversation?
  • What about this moment in time makes this conversation important?

Woolly wants every person who comes through our doors to have an engaging experience – Connectivity is down in the trenches trying to make that happen.

Why Woolly?

My college mentor Brian Desmond was the artistic director of WSC in Arlington, Virginia. He told me what a vibrant theatre scene DC had, and recommended I look into it for my post graduate plans. Woolly’s mission really spoke to me. I’m very passionate about theatre as vessel for discussion, and drawing us into ourselves, our families, and our communities. I see my values reflected in Woolly’s mission. When they called, I answered.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

To find meaningful work in my life. To choose happiness over comfort. Maybe get some sleep.

Fun Fact!? 

In my immediate family I have 8 ELCA Lutheran Pastors. Needless to say, I identify as an agnostic.

Omar IngramAssistant to the Production Manager

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Omar’s got some serious swag. He recently insulated his house with swag, and got swag poisoning. We were all very worried.

Where are you from?

I’m from Atlanta, Georgia, but I just finished Howard University in May with a BFA in Theatre Arts concentrating in Musical Theatre and a minor in Theatre Administration.

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I’m the Assistant to the Production Manager this year. I am assisting with getting productions ready, also assisting with Artist Relations.

Why Woolly?

I chose Woolly because I wasn’t ready to leave DC just yet and I enjoy the shows that Woolly puts on as well as the mission statement.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My mom just asked me this and I responded that I want to conquer the world. I would love to tour internationally as a performer and/or in a management capacity (company or stage). Part of me also wants to be a stylist or a model. I really want to be creative and enjoy everything that I do in life.

Fun Fact!?

Hmm… A fun fact? Since May I’ve worked with George Faison, the original Broadway choreographer for the Wiz, and Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie White in Dreamgirls.

Kelly Garvis, Assistant to the Managing Director 

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As one can see from this picture, Kelly is a total gangster.

Where are you from?

I am from Bowie, MD.  A city in the suburbs of Maryland.  I did my undergrad at the University of Maryland, College Park in Theatre.

What are you doing this year for Woolly?

I am working as the Assistant to the Managing Director.

Why Woolly?

Why not Woolly?  I have been a fan of Woolly for a couple years now.  I really enjoy the new work that Woolly does.  I enjoy the new play process from the beginning thoughts of what a play can be to the end with a fully realized production and all the steps in between.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My hope to is have Jeff’s job one day.  On a more serious note, I hope to eventually become a managing director of a company.  I think ideally, if I had the right artistic director, I would like to start my own theatre company.

Fun Fact? (You have an answer to this one)

My first show was The Three Piggy Opera.  I was 6 years old and played the Straw Pig.

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.#InternUtopia

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