Westport Country Playhouse Interns Honored In New Canaan

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Top Row, from left: Board of trustees member Carol Seldin, with interns Tajh Oates, Erin Focone, JT Murtagh.
Bottom Row, from left, interns Jinae Linek, Wade Jennings, Colleen Doyle, Allyson Mojica, Olyvia Brown, Veronica Lee.
Top Row, from left: Board of trustees member Carol Seldin, with interns Tajh Oates, Erin Focone, JT Murtagh. Bottom Row, from left, interns Jinae Linek, Wade Jennings, Colleen Doyle, Allyson Mojica, Olyvia Brown, Veronica Lee. Photo Credit: Bruce Miller

WESTPORT, Conn.—The 2014 Westport Country Playhouse interns were honored for their work at the home of New Canaan residents Carol and Peter Seldin.

Carol Seldin has been a long-time member of the Westport Country Playhouse’s board of trustees. She praised the interns in a press release as “talented, dedicated, serious and engaged in their work at the Playhouse.”

Every summer, the playhouse selects a group of people for The Woodward Internship Program named after actress Joanne Woodward, a former playhouse artistic director.

Members of the 2014 intern program include Olyvia Brown, a company management intern from Harper Woods, Mich, with a bachelor’s degree in English and theater from Alma College; Colleen Doyle, a general production and props intern from Round Rock, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in theater design and technology from Sam Houston State University; Erin Focone, a marketing intern from Monroe, Conn., with a bachelor’s degree in English and public communication from the University of Vermont; and Veronica Lee, a stage management intern from Pittsburgh, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical design and production from Elon University.

Other interns are Wade Jennings, a development intern from Palm Beach, Fla., and a senior in the theater arts and entrepreneurship program at Florida State University; Jinae Linek, a scenic painting intern from Oakley, Calif., with a bachelor’s degree in technical theater from the University of South Alabama; Allyson Mojica, a general production and wardrobe intern from Wilmington, N.C, and a senior in the theater, arts, design and production program at East Carolina University; JT Murtagh, a stage management intern from Philadelphia, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in theater production and stage management from Temple University; and Tajh Oates, a general production and carpentry intern from Fairbanks, Ark., and a junior in the theater and multimedia program at Georgia Southern University.

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