We've got three new apprentices coming our way this season! This team of emerging artists have completed their training in theatre and are ready to bridge into the professional world of theatre. While they are with us, they will run our box office and front of house, as well as create and produce their own work and get involved in our mainstage season. Before that, though, we want you to get to know them. This is Charissa Hurt.
Charissa is thrilled to be joining the PT family as an apprentice! From Surrey, Charissa loves the ocean, cats, chocolate, and murder mysteries. She holds a BA in Theatre and English from Trinity Western University and an MA in Arts Management (specialization in Performing Arts Management) with a certificate in non-profit Management from the University of Oregon. Her favourite Literary periods include the Victorian and Romantic eras. Recently, Charissa has interned with Artslandia Vancouver, Pi Theatre, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre. As an administrative apprentice, Charissa is excited to further her interests in development and marketing. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Fugue Theatre.
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What were you doing before the apprenticeship?
Before the apprenticeship, I was in Eugene, Oregon completing my Master’s.
What are your favourite shows that you’ve worked on so far?
Please, Pass the Damsel Hand ( TWU [spaces] Literary Journal), The Escaper’s Song (SAMC Theatre at TWU/New Generations), and Fiddler on the Roof (SAMC Theatre at TWU).
What is your non-theatrical specialty?
What is the number one thing you are excited about doing during your apprenticeship?
Producing shows through Stone’s Throw!
What is your favourite thing about theatre?
The variety of people that you get to work with, and the fact that every day is exciting and different. There is never a dull moment.
What would your top three categories in Trivial Pursuit be? (invented or real)
Arts & Literature, History, and Disney.
If you received $1 million dollars that you couldn’t keep for yourself, what would you do with it?
Use it to help to establish an endowment fund for a non-profit organization.