Today we met the new Intern Acting Company for the 09-10 Season. Six fresh faced youths were greeted by a room full of techies, artists and administrators chewing on bagels and sipping tart OJ from our styrofoam cups. Every season, there's about a month or so where we have very few actors on site while we're dark. Right before the first cast of the season comes in, its almost like we start to ache for the giddy buzz of actors in the hall, running lines, cracking jokes and building that special bond that translates so well on stage in a great ensemble. Today we got our giddy buzz back and it's kinda wonderful.
The Intern Acting Company will first take on the task of bringing Ferdinand the Bull to life for our young audiences. Later they will take on roles in the Repertory season and in between they will do lots of outreach to students in classrooms across the state.