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    ZAMALISA MDODA will be an Executive Intern with NPTC for the next 12 months. She is a writer, photographer, creative stratgist and digital content creator. She has experience in TV production as well as a growing love for creative direction. She hopes to pursue her graduate degree in screenwriting and/or playwrighting and is excited to explore the inner workings of theatre at New Perspectives.




    OLIVIA LESLEY is a sophomore at The University of Glasgow in Scotland. Originally for Kansas City, Olivia stage managed and directed for her high school over four years. In addition, she trained middle school stage managers and helped with their productions. Now studying theatre and psychology, Olivia is highly involved with her student theatre society. This past year, she managed one production and assistant directed two short plays with the society. She previously assistant stage managed one of the programs for The Woman’s Work Short Play Festival last year and has returned for a two-month stint as Producting Associate for this year's festival. She is very excited to join New Perspectives for another great summer!

    OLIVIA DIFULCO is a rising senior at Cranford High School, where she is Head of Sound in the Academy Technical Theater program. She also does set design and construction, lighting, props, and costumes for the Academy. Her previous credits include 8 shows at the high school, as well as assistant stage managing the Women’s Work Short Play Festival last year. Olivia also did sound cues for Melody Brooks' direction of two different plays at New Jersey Rep this past season. She is thrilled to be returning as an assistant stage manager for the 2018 festival!


    AUSTIN RUFFINO is a rising Senior at Summit High School in New Jersey, where he is the Sound Crew Head, and also works with Lighting, Construction, and Set crew.  He has worked on two full length plays, 12 short plays, and two musicals for the Drama Department at his school. His interests outside of theatre include Ice Hockey, Robotics, and Computer Science. During his one month internship, Austin is helping NPTC to improve its IT and telecommuncations capacity, while creating the pre-show sound for RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.


    ANGELINA HUNT is currently attending Buffalo State College as a rising junior, majoring in Theater and Business with a concentration in Marketing. Angelina is an aspiring film actress and future fashion marketer. She has worked behind the scenes at the College as wardrobe crew and hair/makeup assistant for the plays Cabaret and Doctor In Spite of Himself. She previously studied theater at Atlantic Theater Company, and enjoys dancing and painting in her free time. She hopes to one day start her own theater program for inner city children. Angelina will be focusing on Marketing & Promotion for RESISTANCE IS FUTILE during her 6-week internship this summer.