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Interns and Young Professionals Program

FSC’s Interns and Young Professionals Program is integral to our mission. Each year at FSC, interns (aged 16 and up) benefit from the creative and collaborative experience that FSC offers, honing a variety of skills and taking on major responsibilities with commitment and diligence. Working side by side with professionals, FSC’s interns have the opportunity to learn skills, make connections, and hear from those working in the industry every day. It is a testament to the mutual appreciation of this shared adventure that these talented young people return summer after summer to help make FSC’s season a reality. We couldn’t produce great theater without them!

FSC's 2023 Interns and Young Professionals Program is funded in part by generous support from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and the Anna L. Mabey Foundation.


2023 Interns and Young Professionals Company


Katrina Ali

Katrina Ali is a current senior stage management major at Ithaca College. She is incredibly grateful and excited to be working at Franklin Stage Company this summer. Her recent credits include Ithaca College: Hunchback of Notre Dame (ASM), Pirates of Penzance (ASM), Into the Woods (PA). Boston University: Exit the King (PSM), If I Were You (ASM), Passage (ASM), Walking the Tightrope (PA). Hangar Theatre: Nabucco (ASM). As usual, she would like to thank her wonderful mother and father for always supporting her dreams and helping her become the woman she is today.


Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker is a sophomore at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and she is double majoring in Women Studies and Greek and Roman studies with a minor in Dance. She has performed in past theatre performances, most recently in From Beyond Tours. In her high school drama club, she participated in A Family Reunion To Die ForKrazy Kamp, and The Thrilling Tale of the Three Musketeers. She has always loved performing in shows whether it be for dance or theatre. Although she has never worked behind the scenes before, she is excited to learn. She would like to thank her wonderful mother for always supporting her dreams.

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Grant Crowson

Grant attends Ithaca College, majoring in Stage Management. He is excited to be with FSC again this summer: as an Assistant Stage Manager. Last summer, he was the Stage Manager for Two Gentleman of Verona and Bricktop: Legend of the Jazz Age. He's spending half his summer here at FSC and the other half at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY. Grant was raised in Cooperstown, NY, and worked with many local community theaters including Orpheus Theatre Company, Glimmer Globe Theatre, and Siren Song Shakespeare Company. He graduated from Cooperstown High School, where his passion for theatre started.

Riley Israel

Riley Israel is a current student at Ithaca College studying stage management. He is beyond excited to be working at Franklin Stage Company this summer! He would like to thank his family, his friends, his partner, and his theater mentors and professors. Credits include: Palmyra-Macedon CSD: Annie (PSM), The Little Mermaid (PSM), Peter Pan (ASM), High School Musical (ASM). The Kitchen Theater: Do You Feel Anger? (PA). The Cherry Artspace: Voice of Ukraine (PSM). Ithaca College: New Play Incubator (SM), Twelfth Night: the Musical (PA), MTD Collaboratory (ASM).


Sadie Mickelson

Sadie Mickelson is a sophomore stage management major at Ithaca college and couldn't be more excited to be working with Franklin Stage Company this summer. Her past credits include Cabaret, Grease, Twelfth Night the Musical and Blood Brothers. She wants to thank her friends and family for always supporting her.


Alyssa Perillo

Alyssa Perillo studied Film and Media Arts at Temple University. She is currently the Assistant Director of Cue and Curtain at Unatego Central School. At Unatego, she has assistant directed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The 39 Steps, and will be directing Willy Wonka The Musical this fall. Alyssa is very excited to continue developing her skills at FSC this summer. She would like to thank her mom and her mentor, Sandra Bonczkowski, for their endless support.