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 seventh 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 excited to return to Actors after working as the A/I Company Administrative Intern and Recruitment Coordinator during the 2010-2011 season. Since leaving 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 Tracy Lett’s adaptation of Three Sisters 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.
Zachary Meicher-Buzzi is thrilled to be joining Actors Theatre this Season. Zachary previously served as a Producing Director for the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art and has worked with PlayMakers Repertory Company as their Information Tools and Organizational Development Intern. He also worked at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival as a Stage Management Intern. Zachary holds a B.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.