A prestigious, semester-long internship for Catawba Theatre Arts students with downtown Salisbury’s
premiere semi-professional, not-for-profit venue, Lee Street theatre.
Actors: Next To Normal
Jacob Hammill |Larissa Garcia |Randy Stull
Jacob Hammill is a Junior BFA Musical Theatre major at Catawba. He hails from the miniscule town of Gold Hill, NC where he was born and raised. Some of his proudest work includes Leaf Coneybear in Catawba College’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a dancer in The Outrageous Dance Project 2.0 in collaboration with Ballet Pensacola, and Jesus in Godspell. You may have also seen him on the Lee Street theatre stage last season in Reefer Madness. In addition to playing Gabein Next to Normal, this fall Jacob will be working with Lee Street’s Marketing Director to develop his skills in theatre arts publicity and marketing.
Larissa Garcia is a senior BA in Theatre major at Catawba, inaddition to being a proud member of the Honors Program. Outside of Catawba, she mostrecently worked as a Production Intern at the Jacob's Pillow International Dance Festival. Herpast performance credits include: Martha Dobie in The Children’s Hour, Ensemble in ReeferMadness, Medusa in Medusa’s Tale, Edna in Waiting for Lefty and Mimi Marquez in Rent. In addition to playing Nataliein Next to Normal, this fall Larissa will be working with Lee Street’s Marketing Director to develop her skills in theatre Arts publicity and marketing.
Randy Stull is a Junior BFA Musical Theatre student at Catawba College. His most recent performances were in the premiere season of North Carolina Summer Rep through UNC Greensboro as Boatman in Sunday in the Park with George and Ensemble in Sweeney Todd. He has previously appeared at Lee Street theatre as Jimmy Harper in their collaborative production of Reefer Madness with Catawba College. In addition to playing Henry in Next to Normal, this fall Randy will be working with Lee Street’s Marketing Director to develop his skills in theatre arts publicity and marketing.
Stage Manager: Running on Fire
Ada Rosado Valdez hails from Mexico and moved to Knightdale, North Carolina when she was 5 years old. She is currently a sophomore at Catawba College, where she has served as the stage manager for Catawba College’s productions of Exit the King and The Children’s Hour. Ada worked as the Creative Arts Instructor for Camp Paradise Valley over the summer and recently attended KCACTF at Georgia Southern University as a nominee for the Stage Manager Fellowship. Throughout high school, she volunteered her time at Knightdale Repertory Theatre where she worked as a stage manager for multiple shows, director, scenic designer, properties designer, publicity manager, prop master, assistant stage manager, and campaign manager. Ada wishes to pursue theatre as a career after she graduates, perhaps becoming a professional stage manager for a touring company. In addition to stage managing at Lee Street in the spring (’18), Ada will be working with the Marketing and Management team on grant writing.
Director: The Realistic Joneses
Peyton Glendinning is an Honors Senior at Catawba, pursuing a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Sociology. Originally from Panama City Beach, Florida, she is currently serving her second term as President of the Blue Masque, and also dedicates her time to the Catawba Honors Program and the Theatre Arts Student Advocacy Board. During her time at Catawba, Peyton has been seen on stage (Eurydice in Eurydice) as well as behind the scenes as a Stage Manager, Costume Shop First Hand, and Master Electrician. Her primary focus, however, is directing, and her work has been seen in the FBC numerous times (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Deliver Us Not!, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, RED). This fall, she is directing Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead as part of Catawba College’s Main Stage Season. In addition to directing at Lee Street in the spring (’18), Peyton will be working as part of Lee Street’s Development team.
Caitlin Billings, Marketing Director
Caitlin Billings recently graduated from Catawba College with a B.A. in Theatre Education and completed a second internship with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan as season Publicist and Assistant Photographer. She has dabbled in every theatrical field such as costumes, performance, stage management, and directing though she has found that her heart is in promotion and marketing. When she is not in the theater, Caitlin freelances as a photographer. She picked up her first camera at fourteen and never put it down. She also is an avid writer of fiction and is currently the co-author of a young adult novel she is writing with her long time friend.
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