Arts Leadership Training Program
Get to know our 2018/19 Arts Leadership interns!
Scroll down to learn more abut this season's brilliant internship cohort.
Artistic Direction & Education Intern+ Show more
Emily Cooper (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be joining the MTC family for this season! She's a Bay Area native with over eighteen years of theatre and performance training, including five years of study at Oakland School for the Arts. She recently graduated from The University of the Arts with BFA in Directing, Playwriting, and Production. Emily has worked with California Shakespeare Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre Philadelphia. Past directing credits include Icecream, To The Sticking Place, Metamorphize, Wet Nurse, Dim the Lights, andMilk. For more information go to www.emilyrosecooper.com.
Artistic Direction Intern+ Show more
Olivia Dillon (she/her/hers) is delighted to join MTC as an Artistic Direction Intern. She graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Theatre Studies and a minor in Writing in 2017. She has dreamed of working in the Bay Area since her sophomore year, after writing a research paper on its theater scene. One of the selected students assigned a senior thesis show, she directed Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz. She has also written, directed, and acted in numerous one-act plays for Ithaca College’s biannual Playfest. Her passion for directing is driven by the desire to involved in all the aspects of creating a production. She is so happy to be working and learning at MTC at time when the power of theatre and storytelling is more valuable than ever.
Education Intern+ Show more
As an East Bay native, Erika is excited to be back in the Bay and to join the education team at MTC! She is a graduate from Oklahoma City University where she received a BA in Music with concentration in Voice and Violin, and a minor in Children’s Theatre. Additionally, she holds a certificate in Traditional Irish Music (Fiddle, Sean-nós) from University College Cork, Ireland. In the past few years, Erika has spent time as an assistant music director (Sister Act, Village Theatre SIP, Issaquah), director (Purgatory, OCU), and pit musician (Village Theatre, Issaquah; StarStruck Theatre, Fremont; OCU).
Artistic Direction Intern+ Show more
Whitney is new to MTC and to the Bay Area as one of the Artistic Direction Interns this season. A New York transplant and a Boston native, Whitney holds a BFA in Theatre Arts Performance and a Dance minor from Hofstra University. She is a stage director and choreographer whose credits include the Off-Broadway premiere of Francine Pellegrino’s Molasses in January, and Something’s Afoot at Maggie’s Little Theater in Queens, for which she was nominated a Josie Award for “Best Director of 2017”. Additionally, she has directed and choreographed for university programs, summer stock, and numerous new and short play festivals in NYC. She is a proud alumna of Director’s Lab West, and an associate member of SDC.
Literary Management & Dramaturgy Intern+ Show more
In 1997, Stephanie was enrolled in MTC’s preschool acting program and played a ladybug. After learning to act and write in a comprehensive array of productions for fourteen awesome years, she discovered a passion for the analytical side of theatre at Saint Mary’s College of California, where she majored in Women’s and Gender Studies and minored in Creative Writing (BA received in 2017). While at Saint Mary’s, she also wrote her own plays and assisted in the continued development of the Women’s Resource Center’s annual VDAY show. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of theatre to tell important stories, and lives in awe of how many stories need telling. Stephanie is excited to serve as this year’s Literary Management & Dramaturgy intern!