Mount Union Theatre Students Earn Industry Jobs, Internships

May 11, 2017

The University of Mount Union’s Department of Theatre recently announced that several of its students have been selected for jobs or internships at industry-leading venues across the nation. 

  • Jessica Berner '18, from Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania will be at The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, located in Madison, New Jersey.
  • Kayla Lehman '17 from Mogadore, Ohio will be at the Mercury Theatre Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Chelsea Posterli '17 from Austintown, Ohio will be at the Goodman Theatre located in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Grace Collins '19 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be at Steel City Improv, located in Pittsburgh.
  • Kerstin Vaughn '18 from Norton, Ohio will be at Ohio Shakespeare in Akron, Ohio.
  • Sarah Yannie '17 from Rocky River, Ohio will be at The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival located in Thousand Oaks, California.

The following students will have apprenticeships as part of Shakespeare At The Castle, performing at the Glamorgan Caste in Alliance:

  • David Lenahan '17 from Rocky River, Ohio
  • Cassie Mead '20 from Columbiana, Ohio
  • Elizabeth Domer '20 from Carrollton, Ohio
  • Alex Murdoch '20 from Alliance, Ohio
  • George Carr '19 from Washington Court House, Ohio
  • Reilly Davidson '20 from Alliance, Ohio
  • Devon Hall '19 from Milford, Michigan
  • Christopher Tucker '19 from Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Austin Flask '20 from Canton, Ohio
  • Stacey Costanzo '19 from Milford, Michigan
  • Jeff Centrello '20 from Hudson, Ohio

“We’re very proud of not only the number of Theatre students in apprenticeships and internships this summer, but the quality of the places they’re going,” said Kevin Kern, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Mount Union. “This really speaks to the type of student that the department is attracting.

In the 2016-17 academic year, Mount Union students performed “Informed Consent,” “William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Mary, Mother of God.” 

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