Our Interns' take on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Each season Nashville Repertory Theatre hires five Professional Interns. Each come to learn new skills from the following departments: stage management, properties, costume production, marketing/development and scenic production. Our Professional Interns play an integral part in the creation and promotion of each of our high-quality performances and events. This week we are highlighting our interns and asking them to tell us their favorite things about working on our upcoming production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Taylor Russell, Professional Stage Management Interntaylor-russell:

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead has been quite an intriguing rehearsal process. At first glance, the characters seen quite static, but you quickly realize that they are actually dynamic and complex. Every day, I find out just how compelling each character really is, and how truly human they are as they grapple with their fate. It’s a very bright piece interwoven with wonderful comedy.”

kate-prosserKate Prosser, Professional Properties Intern:

“R&G has been a really great and rewarding experience for me. I was very afraid and excited to take on the challenge of building a chaise, as well as making an umbrella by making my own patterns. I cannot wait to see the actors using the props I’ve worked so hard on. It’s one of the best feelings in the world! I haven’t had a chance to see much of the rehearsals, but from meeting the actors I can already see the talent and dedication they put into the show, and it makes me very excited to see it fully staged. Overall, this has been a truly memorable experience.”

rebecca-schaferRebecca Schafer, Professional Costume Production Intern:

"Costumes: The Heart & Sole

As many theatre-goers may know, the costume designer is responsible for the design of all costumes worn by the cast in a production.  What many people may not know is the costume designer is also responsible for designing the actors' auxiliary costume pieces including make-up, hair & wigs, and most importantly SHOES. As the Professional Costume Production Intern, I get to assist in building all of these pieces with a "hands-on" approach. For Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, I got to hand-make Isaiah Frank's (Alfred) shoes.  [Pictured: Creating the bottom shape from leather as a base, & preparing to put on a rubber sole.]"


Taylor Simon, Professional Marketing/Development Intern:

As a Shakespeare lover and comedy connoisseur I’ve loved working on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. While it’s hard to narrow it down, I will say that working with volunteers and promo photo shoots have definitely been the highlights of promoting this show thus far. Our volunteers helped us put on our LookIn last night and they really got into the Elizabethan era of R&G with their creative and delicious menu items. The photo shoot was just good fun. The actors were really into their characters and were cracking jokes left and right and gave me excellent material to send out to the public. The actors are bringing this marvelous script to life beautifully, which makes this show even easier to promote!"

Corwin-amyxCorwin Amyx, Professional Scenic Production Intern:

Corwin is a nose to the grindstone kind of person. While busy loading the truck for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" she didn't have time to write her comment, but we got to see what she was proud of: all the hard work she's put in helping build an amazing set that we can't wait for you, our audience, to see.

Our interns work extremely hard to make sure your theater-going experience is enjoyable and memorable. Please join us to see all their hard work at Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.