MASSACHUSETTS STUDENTS NAMED RECIPIENTS OF 2011 STAGESOURCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
(Boston, MA) – StageSource announces the awarding of 2011 StageSource Scholarship Awards to Lindsay Eberly ofEmerson College, Ashley-Rose Galligan of Emerson College, and Misaki Nishimiya of University of Massachusetts Boston. Additionally, 2011 StageSource Scholarship Awards have been awarded to three high school students, Samantha Rose Goober from Burlington High School, Kathy Nguyen from Boston Arts Academy and Steven Robertson ofActon-Boxborough Regional High School. Each award includes a $500 prize and a one-year StageSource membership.
The StageSource Scholarship Awards program is part of the StageSource Education Initiative for ongoing outreach to area students pursuing interests in theatre. Scholarship applicants were evaluated for demonstrated exceptional artistic and intellectual achievements in the theatre, excellence of character, and a focus and commitment to theatre.
In addition to the StageSource Scholarship Award recipients, review panelists named three Honorable Mentionrecipients who will each receive a one-year StageSource membership. Honorable Mention designees are Tierra Bonser ofEmerson College, Jessica Campbell of Worcester Academy and Madeline Schulman of Newton South High School.
The StageSource Scholarship Award recipients
Lindsay Eberly is a student at Emerson College, pursuing a degree in Stage and Production Management. Lindsay has worked as an Assistant Stage Manager and a Production Supervisor at Emerson (Man of La Mancha, Coming of Age, Nine, Into the Woods) and Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY (Evita, The Unexpected Guest, Red Herring, A Grand Night for Singing). She has worked as an intern at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and was recently the Production Assistant on Circle Mirror Transformation for the Huntington Theatre Company. She expects to graduate in 2012 and hopes to pursue a career as a professional stage manager either regionally or on tour.
Ashley-Rose Galligan is a student at Emerson College, pursuing a degree in Stage and Production Management. Ashley has worked professionally at the Roundabout Theatre Company (Alec Baldwin A Musical Tribute), the JENA Company (America Amerique), ArtsEmerson (The Color of Rose) and the Huntington Theatre Company (columbinus). She has also worked as the Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager for the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, the Annual EVVY Awards, the Rareworks Theatre Company and several Emerson productions (The Actor, The Bluest Eye, Bare: A Pop Opera). Her career goals include professional stage management as well as arts administration and management.
Misaki Nishimiya is a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, pursuing a degree in Theater Arts. Misaki has worked in a multitude of capacities at the Gloucester Stage Company including Run Crew Chief, Sound Operator, Stage Manager, Box Office and Wardrobe Chief as well as an Assistant Stage Manager for Boston Children’s Theatre’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales. She has also done lighting design for Gloucester Stage, Rockport High School and Theatre by Majic and has worked as a lighting assistant at Theatre in the Pines. She plans to work as a stage manager, technician and production assistant while working toward her goal of establishing a Boston Asian American Theater Company.
Samantha Rose Goober is a senior at Burlington High School and plans to attend Boston College in the fall, studying theatre. Samantha has performed at North Shore Music Theatre and Wheelock Family Theatre in productions includingHigh School Musical, Ragtime, Sara Crewe: Little Princess and The Sound of Music as well as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden at New London Barn Playhouse. She has appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past for New Line Cinema, As the World Turns and ABC Prime Time. At Burlington High School she has performed in Titanic, The Wizard of Oz andThoroughly Modern Millie and has trained for several years in voice, acting and dance.
Kathy Nguyen is a senior at Boston Arts Academy where she is on the Honor Roll and plans to attend Emerson College with a major in Marketing Communications and a strong focus in theatre. She has appeared in numerous productions at Boston Arts Academy including Dangerous Liaisons, Saint Joan and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Assistant Stage Managed Caucasian Chalk Circle. She has also appeared in Suburbia and the Emerson Theatre Festival at Emerson College. She has taken workshops with Maura Tighe, Up You Mighty Race and the Actors’ Shakespeare Project.
Steven Robertson is a senior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and will be attending Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama in the fall. Steven recently appeared in the The Rimers of Eldritch at Stoneham Theatre as well as the film Prom Date for Slanty Shanty Productions. He has appeared in several high school productions includingThe Laramie Project, Peter Pan, Our Town, The Witches and Waiting for Lefty. He spent the last two summers in training programs at the Tisch Summer Acting Program, NYU New Studio on Broadway and the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute.
Updated April 28, 2011