Testimonials

Deby Guzman-Buchness, Dartmouth ’15

I am a Neuroscience Major and Theater minor at Dartmouth College and loved being an Education and Artistic Intern at Northern Stage. During my three months, I designed and led a class titled "Build a Scene," where 9-11 year-old students from around the area were taught improvisation and then used it to create a written scene. They performed their final scene for their parents and Northern Stage directors and faculty! In addition to teaching a class, I led several improvisation workshops and assistant directed two productions, Blithe Spirit and the world premiere of Orwell in America. It was extremely informative, helpful and unique to be a part of such incredible rehearsal processes. Since Orwell in America was by a local professional playwright, ​Joe Sutton, he was able to sit in on rehearsals, which was entirely different. The play changed before my eyes. Similarly, I read for the new play festival, and that was a constantly evolving body of work that I was fortunate enough to experience. All in all, I look back at my internship and am in shock how much I was able to do and experience. Based on this internship, I hope to pursue directing professionally and am hoping to be in New York, Chicago or Boston next year. Love you, Northern Stage!

Sean Kaufman, Dartmouth ’13

Sean A. Kaufman '13 was a Biology major and Theater minor during his time at Dartmouth. In 2013, he played Juror #2 in Twelve Angry Men at Northern Stage. “It was a breathtaking experience to share the stage with so many inspirational actors, including another Dartmouth alumnus and two Dartmouth professors!” Today, he is proudly enrolled at The Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City where he is learning to hone his artistry. When not in class, he tutors in lieu of waiting tables (see, there are other work options for us Dartmouth grads!). Sean can't wait to see all that comes of Northern Stage in its new home!

Lillian King, Dartmouth ’07

Lillian King was a double major in Theater and Psychology at Dartmouth, and has since gone on to get her Masters in Directing from Boston University. In the 2014-2015 season, Lillian has served as the Assistant Artistic Director and Director of Education at Northern Stage. She directed Blithe Spirit and co-directed Songs for a New World with Artistic Director and Dartmouth Professor, Carol Dunne. Outside of the Upper Valley, Lillian spent several years as a director in New York and was the Assistant Director for Peter and the Starcatcher and Rocky on Broadway. “Being asked to join the staff at Northern Stage this year has been an exciting new chapter in my professional life, and one that has reminded me of and further galvanized my dreams of one day running a regional theater. I have loved working at a place so integral in a community, that is using art to make the world better and brighter.”

Olivia Scott, Dartmouth ’13

Olivia is a 2013 Dartmouth graduate originally from Charlotte, NC. She started at Northern Stage spring of 2013 in sales and continues working administratively on the Community Engagement team. During her time at Northern Stage, she wrote and produced three original one-acts, directed for the Black Underground Theater Association, and was seen onstage in Northern Stage’s New Works Now play festival. Olivia is excited for the possibilities in the new Barrette Center for the Arts and is looking forward to watching the Dartmouth-Northern Stage connection thrive.