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Drama Alumni Take Alabama Shakespeare Festival by Storm

New School for Drama graduates Tara Herweg (’09), Seth Rabinowitz (’04) and Corey Triplett (’10) will be spending the next nine months as members of the intern company at the prestigious Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) in Montgomery. The three of them responded separately to a casting call which included rounds of auditions of monologues, a song and dance audition, and a scene prepared from a Shakespearean play.

On the first day, all eight interns auditioned for the first show House on Pooh Corner,, Triplett explains. Casting was announced that evening and rehearsals began the next day., He was cast as Winnie the Pooh. Although he had only been at ASF for three days, he could already tell it is going to be an intense nine months. Luckily, I’m just coming off of three years at the drama school, so it just feels like a continuation of the hectic schedule of classes and rehearsals.,

Described as an intensive immersion in the world of regional theater with a unique combination of performance, training, observation, and networking, the internship also includes furnished housing, travel expenses, a weekly stipend and the guarantee of an Equity card.

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