smaldoneEmmitsburg local Rosalyn Smaldone (pictured right) will spend the next nine months in Baltimore as the Sharon & Jay Smith Marketing and Communications Intern for Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. As the marketing and communications intern, she will learn skills that will make her a valuable asset to any theater in the country. Smaldone recently graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University, with a major in communications and a minor in English. At the Mount, she directed a musical revue of her own conception and co-directed a production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. Last spring, she interned with the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. This past summer, Smaldone had the honor of directing the final show for the Thurmont Thespians, a teen production of Footloose.

“Our marketing and communications intern is an integral part of the department and contributes to all departmental activities,” said Beth Hauptle, the director of marketing and communications at Center Stage. “By the end of the season, Rosalyn will have experience in press relations, social media marketing, and market research, among many other aspects of arts marketing.”

The Katherine Vaughns Internship Program gives recent graduates an opportunity to spend a season working in a professional theater setting. For more than twenty-five years, Center Stage has helped cultivate the next generation of theater makers through its highly competitive program, which helps bridge the gap between university and professional theater by providing early-career artists and administrators with hands-on experience and guidance. Center Stage welcomes a new class of roughly twenty different administrative, artistic, and production interns each season.

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