A full-immersion program focused on practical, experiential training and designed to help young artists transition from an academic degree to a real-world career.
Professional Interns work directly with department managers and staff, receiving hands-on training in their particular field and taking the lead on A/I Company season projects.
Michael Legg is in his eighth season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world-premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Carmen Herlihy, Alison Moore, and many others. Before coming to Actors, he spent three years as a theatrical agent in New York and his former clients can still be seen on Broadway, in television/film, and in regional theatres across the country. Prior to his time in New York, he spent seven years teaching and directing and has recently served as a guest artist at several universities, including the University of Central Florida, the University of Idaho, and Ohio University. He’s also taught for and worked extensively with the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. He holds an M.F.A. in acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a proud member of Actors Equity.
John Rooney is in his second year as Assistant Director of the Apprentice/ Intern Company. Previously he was the A/I Company Administrative Intern and Recruitment Coordinator during the 2010-2011 season. Outside of Actors, he has worked as the Associate Artistic Director at Red Tape Theatre and the Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He has had the pleasure of assistant directing Teddy Ferrara at the Goodman Theatre and script supervising a number of shows at Steppenwolf Theatre including Bruce Norris’ The Qualms and Tarell McCraney’s Head of Passes. He has also worked as a director and producer at a number of Chicago theatre’s including About Face Theatre, American Theatre Company, Collaboraction, Walkabout Theatre Company, Theatre Uncut and Dog and Pony Theatre Company, where he is a company member. He holds a B.F.A from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Theatre Arts.
Sam Barickman has served as Producer for this year’s A/I Season, opening three rounds of solo performance pieces in the Solo Mios and three ensemble based devised pieces. Sam has also acted as Recruitment Coordinator for the 2015-2016 Acting Apprentice Company, organizing nearly 2000 auditions in Louisville, New York, and Chicago. Previously to moving to Louisville, Sam gained professional experience interning with Goodman Theatre’s Marketing Department, Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Literary Department, and the Glimmerglass Festival’s Artistic Department. He has also served as a Producer and Stage Manager for the Kansas City based performance group, Quixotic Fusion. Sam received his B.A. in Drama and French Literature from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.