A few days ago I highlighted a testimonial from one of our former Interns, Katherine Yacko. Katherine is one of many young professionals who got their start or got a leg up at Wayside Theatre. It's a long list of very talented individuals who have given a piece of their lives to gain valuable experience in this business we call show. If you've been around Wayside Theatre before I'm sure you have heard about some of the distinguished alumni that have been on our stage like Susan and Chris Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Stacey Keach, Dana Delaney, and others. Well, most of those folks where young people getting their start at Wayside Theatre before they became the stars we know them as today. Here are just a few of the Interns from the last 13 years or so, who have delighted our audiences onstage and off. Who knows, in the years to come you may see their name in lights as well. Many of them are already on their way, acting, writing music, designing scenery, costumes or lighting, directing, running theatres, teaching, and yes, some have moved on to other pursuits.
Let's put it this way, for the brief time they spent or spend at Wayside Theatre, we're blessed to witness their talents on our stage and the growth and development that they bring to each and every performance. We call this place "the little theatre with a big heart." These folks, and the many who have preceded them and hopefully, with your help will succeed them, provide that heart each and every time we take the stage or call a cue or paint a flat.
And the list could go on and on. I'm sure we've left someone out. We don't intend to. These are but a few. But each and everyone listed here and all of the Interns that are not deserve a special celebration for bringing their gifts, their talents, their tireless dedication, and their willingness to take out the trash.
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