Theatre Students Take The Stage This Summer


Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival Coriolanus 2013 Season - featuring FIU Theatre Student Zach Meyers

FIU Theatre students are keeping busy this summer: many are interning, working off stage, working tech positions and attending intensives to sharpen their skills. Here’s how a few are keeping busy:

Zachary Myers –  has been working at the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival for 3 years now. He says:

“Nothing compares to performing outdoors at nature’s mercy to crowds exceeding 2,000 hanging on your every word. Each year I have worked with them [Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival] has provided a unique challenge, this year’s being no props on an almost bare stage. Add to that the fact that we’re performing one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays; at least one not many are instantly familiar with. Preparing for this role was a difficult process. For this show specifically I really have to utilize the breathing techniques I learned in the Voice Movement class [at FIU]. I’ve also used the Michael Chekhov technique I learned.

You can read about Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival’s production of Coriolanus in New Times Broward/Palm Beach & Florida Weekly Arts & Entertainment.

Catch Zach this weekend & next:
Coriolanus, July 11-14 and 18-21, 8 p.m. at Carlin Park’s Seabreeze Amphitheater, 750 S. State Road A1A, Jupiter, FL (yes, we know, it is reall far); Free;


Other students are keeping busy with the Bard.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey - FIU Theatre students and faculty working this summerDung Truong – is interning with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. More info:

Recent grads Katherine Paez and Liza Perez are also interning there this summer – stay tuned for an article about their time there! Our Lighting Design and Stage Management professor, Tony Galaska, is also at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, designing one of their productions.


TX Shakespeare Festival FIU Theatre Student Yonetsy Santos interning this summer


Yonettsy Santos – B.A. Theatre, is keeping busy as the Audience Services/Technical Intern at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. This is a paid internship for her work there this summer: the program began May 15 and ends August 1, 2013. Can’t wait to see if she picked up a Texan accent!
Texas Shakespeare is East Texas’ only professional theatre –


FIU Theatre student Erika Foley is at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota and the Sarasota Improv Festival this summer


Erika Foley – is keeping busy at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota and the Sarasota Improv Festival.



Madeleine Stella Escarne – is attending New York Theatre Intensives at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYCMadeleine Stella Escarne – is attending New York Theatre Intensives in association with The Ensemble Studio Theatre.






Of course, there’s also all our students participating in the Alternative Theatre Festival:Alternative Theatre Festival 2013

ATF 2013 actors, stage managers, designers, and production staff include:

Monica Abreu, Allysa Alayeto, Danny Blanco, Natalie Brenes,  Rachel Capote, Chachi Colon, Katiana Davila, Michael Engleman, Ephriam Luc Etienne, Luis Etorre, Lauren Kistner, Danny Leonard, Caitlyn Lincoln, Kaitlin Lincoln, Gabriella (Gaby) Lopez, Anthony Mediavilla, Shelley Miller, Nakeyta Moore, Juanita Olivo, Erica Ramos, Erik Rodriguez, Patrick Rodriguez, Jannelys Santorini, Sofia Sassone, Paul Steinsland, Nelly Torres.

Don’t miss the remainder of Alternative Theatre Festival running until August 10! Additional info about ATF here.

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