Acting Intern Company Bios

Aiden Ankli, Ithaca CollegeAiden Ankli is a sophomore B.F.A. Musical Theatre major at Ithaca College. This is Aiden’s first summer at the Barn, and she is very excited to be a part of the company! Credits include Tricia (u/s Cassie, Maggie, Val) in A Chorus Line and Nurse/Harriet Pawling in Sunday in the Park With George, both at Ithaca College. Professional credits include 1st Forester in As You Like It at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival.

Veronic Burt, Dartmouth CollegeVeronica Burt, from Los Angeles, CA, is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College earning a Theatre major and English minor. Last summer she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Summer Shakespeare intensive. Favorite theater credits include Chicago (Velma Kelly), Dying City (Kelly), In the Next Room (Annie), Big Love (Olympia), and Cabaret (Sally Bowles). Veronica has participated in pre-professional dance programs at Royal Academy of Dance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A recipient of National Youth Arts’ award in choreography, she has choreographed productions of Merrily We Roll Along and Cabaret.

Kevin Dort, Penn StateKevin Dort is ecstatic to be a part of the New London Barn Playhouse Acting Intern Company! Hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, Kevin is a rising junior at Penn State University, where he is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include: Penn State’s Titanic (Harold Bride) and 110 in the Shade (Wally Sacks III), Nittany Theatre Company’s Forever Plaid (Jinx), and Nu Musical Festival’s Something Wicked This Way Comes (Will) and Radioactive (Alfred Curie). Huge thanks to the cast and crew, creative team, and Grandma!

Katie Griffith, Penn StateKatie Griffith is a native to Seattle, Washington and is thrilled to be making her New London Barn and east coast debut! Some past Seattle credits: Sweetie in the world premiere of The Tutor (Village Theatre), Jenny Ryerson in Rocket Science (Village Originals), Sylvie in Unexpected Tenderness (Harlequin Productions), Bad Idea Bear and Kate Monster u/s in Avenue Q (Balagan Theatre), and The Music Man (5th Avenue Theatre). Katie just finished up her freshman year at Penn State’s B.F.A. Musical Theatre program. Much love and many thanks to everyone at the Barn!

Michael Hornig, The Hartt SchoolMichael Hornig is thrilled to be part of the New London Barn 2016 season!  Michael recently received his BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School this past May.  Regional credits: Milo at the Movies (Milo) Festival of New Musicals, Goodspeed Musicals.  Damn Yankees (Ensemble), She Loves Me (Ensemble) Monomoy Theatre. Educational credits: Reefer Madness (Lecturer), Titanic (J. Bruce Ismay), The Robber Bridegroom (Little Harp), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Reverend Crisparkle), Smile (Ted Farley).  A special shout out to my mom, dad, brother, grandma, and iced coffee for their endless love and support!

Spencer S. Lawson, The Hartt School Spencer S. Lawson is ecstatic to be spending the summer at New London Barn! While Spencer hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, he is a rising Senior at The Hartt School pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite credits include: Young Frankenstein (Frederick U/S) and My Fair Lady at Theatre By The Sea as well as Company (Harry), Legally Blonde (Warner), and Titanic The Musical. Love to my family for their constant support! @spencer.s.lawson #spencersquestfortheBway.

Woody Minshew, Ithaca CollegeWoody Minshew is a sophomore B.F.A. Musical Theater major from Eagle, ID. His credits include Bernstine in DogFight, Frank/ Zack u/s in A Chorus Line and, Frank Falzon in Execution of Justice at Ithaca College, Burt in Mary Poppins, Emmett in Legally Blonde, Joseph in Joseph…, Enjolras in Les Misérables at K.E.D. Dinner Theater, and Dickon in The Secret Garden with Boise Music Week. He would like to thank his family for the amazing support they’ve given him.

Jenna Rapisarda, Ithaca CollegeJenna Rapisarda is from Evanston, IL just north of her favorite city, Chicago! Her favorite credits include a staged reading of the new musical Only Anne (Louisa Musgrove), based on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, at Goodspeed Opera House, All Shook Up!, South Pacific, and Memphis at The Ivoryton Playhouse, and Darko Tresnjak’s recent production of Romeo & Juliet at Hartford Stage! Jenna recently graduated from The Hartt School this past May and is honored to continue her career at the New London Barn Playhouse!

Allsun O'Malley, Penn StateAllsun O’Malley is delighted to be a part of The New London Barn’s 2016 Acting Intern Company! Recent credits include: Wagon Wheel Theatre’s West Side Story (Maria) and Bye Bye Birdie (Suzie); Penn State’s Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Titanic (Alice Beane), and 110 in the Shade (Swing, u/s Lizzie, u/s Snookie); and Reagle Music Theatre’s Wonderful Town, Singin’ in the Rain, Me and My Girl, and South Pacific. Allsun hails from Winchester, Ma. She is a rising junior pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Penn State University. Many thanks to the cast and creative team for this wonderful opportunity!

Daniel Schwartzberg, Univ. of MichiganDaniel Schwartzberg is a rising senior B.F.A. candidate in the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program. Hailing from Bedford, New Hampshire, he grew up performing in many New Hampshire theaters (go Granite State!), and he is stoked to be spending the summer as a Barnie! Past credits include: A Chorus Line (Mike Costa); Guys and Dolls (Harry the Horse); Spring Awakening (Georg); Hairspray (Link Larkin). Outside of theatre, he enjoys reading, cooking new recipes, and making music with his family and friends. All my love to Mom, Dad, Nate, and Jake – you are the best.

Kelsey SeasmanKelsey Seaman is so grateful to be spending her summer at New London Barn! Though born and raised a Jersey girl, Kelsey is currently pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre at Ithaca College where she recently played Maggie in A Chorus Line and was a part of the ensemble in Dogfight. Kelsey is so excited to take the next step in her performance career this summer with the rest of the interns! She would like to thank her amazing family and friends for all their continuous support.

Laura Sky, Harvard UniversityLaura Sky is beyond thrilled to debut at New London Barn Playhouse!  Previously seen at Paper Mill Playhouse and with The Miami City Ballet, her favorite credits include: Nine (Carla), Gypsy (Louise), Les Misérables (Eponine), Bye Bye Birdie (Kim), and The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy/Clara).  Most recent credits this past year as a freshman at Harvard University have been on the stages of the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA.  Thank you to my loving and supportive family, to my mentor/voice teacher, Julia Mendelsohn, and to the entire staff at New London for this incredible opportunity!

George Vickers, Penn StateGeorge Vickers V is excited to spend his summer at the Barn! George hails from Marietta GA, where he attended Cobb County Centre for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School (CCCEPA) as a Vocal major and Dance minor. He then majored in Musical Theater at Penn State ’16 -WE ARE!!!-. George was most recently the dance captain and assistant choreographer for Penn State Centre Stage’s production of Hair. Other Centre Stage productions include: Working the Musical, Guys and Dolls, and the Southern Premier of Dominique Morisseau’s Blood at the Root. Last summer George was a company member at the Wagon Wheel Theater in Warsaw, IN. where he played Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, A Shark in Westside Story, and Peter Quince in Midsummer Night’s Dream. His middle name is Owell. Peace Out to Revolution.

Adam Zeph, CCMAdam Zeph is a native of Clearwater, Florida and a recent graduate of The University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He has been seen at Northern Sky Theatre in Packer Fans From Outer Space (24). CCM credits include Big River (Duke), Peter Pan (Slightly Soiled), Legally Blonde (Callahan), Les Misérables (Babet, Fauchelevent), Singin’ in the Rain (Rod), The Threepenny Opera (Bob the Saw), Chess and The Harmony Fund Cabaret. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in Superheroes! and The Music Man with Will Chase and Betsy Wolfe. Adam is excited to be a part of the Barn family!