Summer Internships 2015

Lesley Stevenson - Tonight Show 2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 
NBC Studios, Manhattan
As a production intern, I assisted with daily operations in the studio and office to get the show ready for taping each night. Since one of my final FTT projects last semester centered on Jimmy as the paradigm of an American talk show host, nothing could be more enriching than to see exactly how the Tonight Show team produces late night's top-rated program.

-Lesley Stevenson, Class of 2016


Jacob Schrimpf - Door Shakespeare

Door Shakespeare
Door County, Wisconsin

As an acting intern at Door Shakespeare, I contributed to the efforts of a professional theatre company in many different capacities, both on and offstage.  My acting responsibilities included playing minor roles in both of the season's shows, Romeo & Juliet and The Tempest, while understudying some of the larger roles and performing onstage music, both instrumental and vocal.  I also assisted with wardrobe, costumes, lighting, set changeovers, publicity, and helped in whatever additional capacities the theatre needed, working to prepare our unique outdoor performance space.  I gained a deep appreciation for the process of rehearsing and performing professional shows and enjoyed the immense rewards that come with it, shaping me into a more well rounded, thoughtful, and experienced theatre artist.

-Jacob Schrimpf, Class of 2016