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!