2012 WHAT Summer Intern Biographies
Ryan Campbell (Syracuse University)
Ryan hails from the great city of Walpole, Massachusetts and received a bachelor’s degree in American History and Music Industry from Syracuse University in May. Ryan came to W.H.A.T. as a production intern to strengthen his knowledge of theatre production– his experience lies in concert and event production. He hopes to manage a music venue of his own someday. Ryan was a venue manager/audio technician for Syracuse University Event & Technical Services. He has worked for Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York and has done multiple productions with IATSE Local 9 – Syracuse, including the New York State Fair and national tours of The Lion King and Les Miserables. After this summer, Ryan is taking a job at the Calderwood Pavilion and tentatively plans to pursue a master’s in venue & event management at Syracuse. Ryan would like to wish the W.H.A.T. community a fun, safe, and successful summer season!
William D’Eugenio (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
William K. D’Eugenio is very excited to be an intern at W.H.A.T. Hailing from Connecticut, Billy found a temporary home in Maryland while studying Lighting Design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He plans to get a MFA in Lighting Design. Recent designs include: Once Upon a Mattress, RENT, GRRL PARTS, The Imaginary Autopsee (UMBC), and various shows at The American Dance Institute. Regional work includes Las Meninas (RepStage) and The Washington Ballet’s Noche Latina! (Kennedy Center). Last year, Billy was the Master Electrician for UMBC’s Las Meninas at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and that production was named a winner in the American College Theatre Festival. He designs in the Baltimore/D.C. area and looks forward to working with the great artists at W.H.A.T.
Ben Doehr (Grinnell College)
Ben Doehr just finished his freshman year at Grinnell College, a liberal arts school located in Central Iowa, where he is planning to double major in chemistry and economics. He comes to W.H.A.T. with a background in lighting and projection design, having learned both at college and in his hometown of San Diego, California. He has worked and designed for the 10th Avenue Theatre and Scripps Ranch Theatre, as well as several San Diego area high schools. When not working on theatrical lighting, he might be found working as a dolly grip on film and commercial sets located in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Ben is looking forward to an exciting summer at W.H.A.T.
Katherine Doyle (Marquette University)
Katie is entering her senior year as a double-major in Theatre Arts and Broadcast & Electronic Communication. Her most recent credits include acting in La Revancha de Romeo y Julieta and The Laramie Project and directing a ten-minute scene from Neil Simon’s London Suite. She is very excited to be working on the Cape at W.H.A.T. after a fantastic semester spent studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland this spring. Among her favorite places to travel were the theater town of London, the skiing paradise of the Swiss Alps, and Morocco, where she saw monkeys and rode camels and ate wonderful food. She is planning on getting her MFA in acting or directing after graduation, but right now Katie is embracing the opportunity to learn from such a talented—and fun—group of artists.
Megan Hughes (Wheelock College)
Megan Hughes is an Administrative Intern and new to the W.H.A.T. team but not new to theatre. She has been a part of 19 technical crews and in 32 shows total; however, this is her first time being involved in a front of house role. Currently, she is studying in Boston and is a member of the Wheelock Family Theatre tech crew. Thus far, she’s loved working with W.H.A.T. and hopes you enjoy the show!
Olivia Gavriel (Salve Regina University)
Olivia is a junior at Salve Regina University studying technical theatre. She has been involved in theatre since she was eight, acting in YMCA summer shows and in high school plays, but she only started getting involved in technical theatre when she got to college. She has worked in her school scene shop since her first semester at Salve and has had the opportunity to work as a carpenter and electrician on more than twelve shows during her first two years at Salve. She has learned so much and now hopes to become a lighting designer in the future. Olivia is excited to be a part of the W.H.A.T. team this summer and she is grateful for the valuable experience that this internship is providing.
Jamaica Jarvis (Viterbo University)
Jamaica Jarvis, hailing from Montana, is a senior at Viterbo University located in La Crosse, WI. She is currently obtaining a BFA degree in Stage Management. Her previous stage management experience includes The Secret Garden and Reasons To Be Pretty and assistant stage managing The Marriage of Figaro. This upcoming year, she will be stage managing Rossini’s opera, Cinderella. Last summer, she interned abroad in London and served as the stage manager for the show A Doll’s House. Jamaica is very happy and excited to be joining W.H.A.T. this summer.
Emily Salfity (Goucher College)
Emily Salfity is a junior at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She is studying theater and elementary education and hopes to combine the two in the future to teach theater. She is excited to be a production intern at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater for the summer and has greatly enjoyed the work they have done so far. Emily got involved in theater in high school and in the past has acted, stage managed and designed. This summer she will be primarily working on carpentry and construction. She would like to thank the staff at W.H.A.T. for giving her this exciting opportunity. She would also like to thank her family for supporting her in love of theater.
Sarah Scafidi (Messiah College)
Sarah Scafidi is a recent graduate of Messiah College with a B.A. in Theatre with emphases in acting and directing. She attended The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. Last year, she directed Mr. Bundy as her senior honors thesis project, as well as The Best Laid Plans at a Harrisburg high school. At Messiah, Sarah filled a variety of backstage responsibilities, including: assistant director, stage manager, and dramaturg. Her favorite roles onstage include Irina in Three Sisters, Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors, and Kafka in Words, Words, Words. Professionally, Sarah worked with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival (young company actor), None too Fragile, Inc. (stage manager) and Clubbed Thumb (intern – assistant stage manager). She is excited to join the team at W.H.A.T.! www.wix.com/sarahscafidi/site
Christopher Schultz (Five Towns College)
Christopher J. Schultz is a professional singer, songwriter, composer, and sound engineer. He is also an aspiring carpenter, set designer, voice actor, and playwright. Majoring in sound for video and sociology, minoring in set design and humanities at Five Towns College in Dix Hills NY, he earned a bachelors degree in music business and an associates in social sciences. There he studied under multiple award- winning producer Joseph Kuhl and met Yoko Ono. She was very nice to him. After multiple national tours as Lead Singer/Songwriter in both Royal City Riot (Moon Ska/Megalith Records) and The Jukebox Romantics (Altercation Records), culminating in a feature spot on the 2010 Warped Tour, he has decided to try his hand behind the scenes.
Savanna Rovelstad (Syracuse University)
Savanna Rovelstad is a recent graduate of Syracuse University with a B.F.A in Stage Management from Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was the stage manager for SU Drama’s production of The Lower Depths (directed by Geri Clark) last spring. She also designed the make-up for the fall production of Fuddy Meers (directed by Craig Macdonald). Previous credits include, The Indulgences in the Louisville Harem and The New Playwrights Festival, both as the Production Stage Manager. Savanna is thrilled to be living on the Cape and enjoying some professional theater after four years in school.