Gracie Albus is senior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and is thrilled to be interning with Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA. Her previous professional experience includes stage managing for Bel Cantanti Opera (Rigoletto, My Beautiful Galatea) and performing as Louise for Live Arts Maryland (Carousel). She has also participated in educational theatre programs with Ovations Theatre and Adventure Theatre. She is most looking forward to working behind the scenes on productions and being a teaching assistant in the evenings.
Gabrielle Busch graduated from High Point University in May 2019 with a BA in performance theatre. While at High Point, Gabrielle was involved with stage managing, acting, and directing. Coming back to her hometown of DC, she has her sights set high on getting involved in the theatre community as much as she can. Gabrielle is excited to be starting her post-graduation experience with Keegan Theatre!
Julia Rabson Harris is a student at American University and a freelance director. While at AU, Julia founded Open Dialogue Theatre and recently directed the company’s latest production, Bad Jews. Julia is looking forward to contributing to Keegan’s exciting new season and getting in the rehearsal room with local DC artists. jrabsonharris.com
Lily is so excited to be returning to Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA this fall for round two of her internship at this extraordinary theatre, and this time for Casting! Lily is a graduate of James Madison University with a BA in Theatre Performance. After graduating in 2018, she headed straight to Keegan to make her DC debut in Bridges of Madison County. She then returned to her home state of Florida as a Performance Apprentice with Riverside Theatre. Now back in DC, Lily is a working actor and now teaching artist with Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA, Imagination Stage, and CARE Actor. She’d like to thank Alexis and Kurt for giving her the opportunity to dive into Casting head first, and learn more about another passion of hers in the industry.
From Westchester, New York, Sage is an alumna of Broadway For All Conservatory where she was trained in the division of Musical Theatre. Her DC credits include being a semi-finalist in American Pops Orchestra’s NextGen: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow vocal competition at Arena Stage, as well as being an actor-dancer in a commercial for the DC Lottery. She has worked with Broadway professionals and has mentored young artists. Through this, Sage developed a love for working with children. She currently works at Salsa With Silvia, the largest Latin dance studio in the DMV, as an assistant dance teacher, camp counselor, and receptionist. As a Morgan Stanley PASE Teaching Fellow, she worked with middle schoolers in an academic setting. Sage is thrilled for the opportunity to further develop as a teaching artist with Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA and make a positive impact on the people in her community. Sage is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Administration at Howard University.
Trevor Haren is a current Junior at Luther College in Decorah, IA. At Luther, Trevor is studying Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Management. Trevor has played roles at Luther including Angel (Rent), and Billy Flynn (Chicago). Trevor enjoys performing in shows, but also has a strong passion for the business side of theatre and management. Trevor is living in Washington D.C. for the spring semester of 2020, studying and interning. He is looking forward to gaining more experience in the broad world of theatre.
Parker is continuing his studies at the University of Pittsburgh, double majoring in theatre and music, and hopes to someday perform professionally.
Olivia Hunt most enjoyed exploring the connections between Keegan’s repertoire and DC’s cultural and political climates during her PRK internship.
A graduate of The University of California Santa Cruz, Magenta served as Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA apprentice, teaching artist, and fellow for 2 seasons (2017-2019), focusing on education, marketing, and stage management.
Ayu hopes to apply her studies by focusing on diversity and inclusion in theatrical performance and space.
Lily is currently a Performance Apprentice at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL where she teaches and directs with their children’s theatre. She is also performing in Evita and then Junie B. Jones.
Sophia finds theatre education to be incredibly important, as it provides a space for students to think and to feel outside of the confines of the traditional classroom setting.
Quinn is studying theatre at UCLA where she has been part of the stage management team on several productions.
Nadia is a sophomore at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, majoring in Theater, Film, and Media Studies. She recently played Penelope in Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June on campus.
Elizabeth chose Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA because of the intimate and community-based atmosphere where she felt she could really make an impact, even as an intern.
Jackson hopes to go to college to study stage acting and theatre in general.
Erin graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre and has sinced moved from NYC to Charleston, WV where she is focusing on education policy and reform and serving as an AmeriCorpsVISTA with Literacy Volunteer.
Zachary Pareizs is continuing his studies at the University of Georgia, triple majoring in Entertainment Media Studies, Theatre Studies, and Performance Studies.
Chloe Friedman is continuing her studies at Marymount Manhattan College in pursuit of a BA in Musical Theatre.
While working with PRK, Chris enjoyed passing on knowledge, watching students apply it, and then watching them shine.
Sonali believes that theatre is a space for storytelling and imagination that allows for a better understanding of each other and our individual experiences.
Conor is in his final semester at The Catholic University where he is getting his MFA in playwriting. His thesis play will be performed in February.
Carly is still at NYU but has switched her major to Politics and is applying for internships with NGOs and advocacy organizations.
Kate is now in undergraduate business school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and studying marketing. She is so thankful for her time at Keegan Theatre. She believes that both marketing and theatre are rooted in storytelling, and she is looking forward to using her theatre skills in this new field of study.
Megan loves the way theatrical education allows students to grow into their most kind and confident selves.
Arjun is a freshman at Virginia Tech where he is studying engineering.
Izzy has continued to return to Keegan because of the wonderful people, opportunities, and beautiful productions.
Lauren is currently working as the individual campaigns assistant at The Kennedy Center.
“I think Keegan is a wonderful community of artists that produces great work in a safe and collaborative space that my friends would love to be a part of.”
Daniella is excited to continue exploring arts education and PR, and is looking forward to opening up new possibilities for her life in the theatre.
Ilyana’s future plans involve attending graduate school for a Master of Arts in Theatre. She intends to create a traveling theatre troupe that reflects her passions for theatre, while also using the dramatic arts as a platform for activism and social change.
Michael is grateful for his work at the Keegan Theatre and looks forward to exploring the many challenges directors face in engaging contemporary diverse audiences.
Cassie hopes to help a new generation of artists to flourish! To find more information on Cassie’s theatrical endeavors, please visit www.cassiecope.com!
Kelly is excited to have worked with Keegan and learned from the professional and emerging artists alike.
Naomi is a sophomore in high school and is working in costumes for her school’s theatre department.
Karim chose Keegan for his internship because he enjoys the close-knit, community-based atmosphere that it offers.
Erica loves working with children and felt that the Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA program fostered a creative and exciting opportunity for young theatre lovers.
Ariana is in her senior year at Coastal Carolina, where she will be graduating with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Creative Writing! After graduation, she is hoping to move back to the DC area to rejoin this fabulous theatre community for a while.
“The most valuable part of my Keegan internship was learning how to use all the power tools needed to build a set. I am hoping to use these skills to land overhire jobs in the near future.”