Arts Leadership Training Program

We are thrilled to welcome our 2017/18 Arts Leadership interns! Scroll down to check out their bios and get to know this season's brilliant new internship cohort. 

More information about MTC's Arts Leadership program for the 2018/19 season coming soon. Check back for more info. 


  • Giselle Boustani-Fontenele

    Giselle Boustani-Fontenele

    Artistic Direction Intern

    giselleb@marintheatre.org

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    Giselle’s directing credits include Susan Glaspell’s Trifles in London’s fringe theatre scene and Dustin Lance Black’s 8 in Los Angeles’s North Hollywood Arts District. She has assistant directed Jon Fosse’s Someone is Going to Come in London’s fringe theatre scene and Donald Margulies’s Sight Unseen at the Boston University School of Theatre. Giselle is a recent graduate of Boston University (BU), where she majored in Anthropology and Religion and completed a rigorous Theatre Arts minor at the BU College of Fine Arts. At BU, she studied dramaturgy and dramatic literature under dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein and British contemporary theatre under British theatre critic Aleks Sierz. She also spent ten weeks with The Pasadena Playhouse’s Artistic Department as its Community Organizer Summer Intern. Giselle enjoys rapping, trying not to fall off her longboard, and is fascinated by the power of communal art. 

  • Grace Helmcke

    Grace Helmcke

    Education Intern

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    Grace is extremely honored and excited to be serving as Marin Theatre Company's Education intern this year. In June she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Central Washington University, where you might have seen her in Midsummer Night's Dream or Gruesome Playground Injuries. She also has been working this Summer at Taproot Theatre in Seattle as an assistant teacher for their acting studio!

  • David Irving

    David Irving

    Literary Management and Dramaturgy Intern

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    Originally an actor, David has performed with many theaters in the Bay Area, including Masquers Playhouse, Altarena, Stage 1 and Tri-Valley Rep. After fifteen years, however, it became clear that his interest in theater went beyond performance--specifically in theater history and text analysis. This realization led him to put away his notebook of audition songs, and return to New York, where he had earned his BA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College. Upon getting his MA in Theater History and Criticism at Brooklyn College, he returned to the Bay Area, and is ready to put his new skills to use, where he is thrilled to be a part of MTC’s Arts Leadership Training Program as the Literary Management and Dramaturgy intern.

  • Alessandro McLaughlin

    Alessandro McLaughlin

    Artistic Direction Intern

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    Alessandro is excited to join the MTC family! Originally from Andover, Massachusetts Alessandro attended Clemson University in South Carolina where he received a BA in Performing Arts with a concentration in Theatre and an emphasis in Directing. At Clemson he performed in several plays, ran a student theatre company, directed two shows (Cock and Closer), and assistant directed many professional productions at the Warehouse Theatre. When Alessandro is not in the theatre you can find him traveling the world and cooking all sorts of crazy foods. 

  • Brigid Ridge

    Brigid Ridge

    Stage Management Intern

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    Brigid recently graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.  She has been an Assistant Stage Manager on The Resistable Rise of Arturo UiShakespeare's Other Women, and Peter and the Starcatcher at Southern Oregon University and Gypsy at Broadway Rose in Portland.

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