Anna Aubry is a rising Junior at Oberlin College double majoring in Theatre and American Studies with a concentration in ‘Identity and Diversity.’ A native of New York, Anna has been acting her whole life. She hopes to draw on her passion for performance to support and create activist work that provides representation for marginalized groups. In her free time, Anna performs improv comedy and stand up and is a member of Oberlin’s club Students United for Reproductive Freedom. She is so excited to be working as an intern at NPTC this summer and to learn more about the people and responsibilities that go into making politically transformative theatre.
Sabina Demidovich is a writer and actor based in New York City. She is currently a rising senior at The New School, where she studies both creative writing and theatre. She is an active member of SAG/AFTRA, and has trained at UCB for years, where she developed her original passion for comedy. Her love for comedy has led her to also work at the Improv Asylum theatre in Chelsea, where you can find her at absurdly late hours with a half-asleep smile. Sabina finds herself drawn to stories that are inclusive, vulnerable, and empowering. She would also like to thank NYC Ladders for Leaders for giving her a chance and providing her such a great opportunity. Sabina is incredibly humbled and excited to work with New Perspectives for the summer, and can’t wait to grow with everyone! www.sabinademidovich.com.
Eve Dorfman is a rising senior at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y.. She has a passion for all things theatre and has performed in various productions at her school, Belvoir Terrace Arts Camp in Lenox, M.A., and Random Farms Kids Theater in Elmsford, N.Y.. She is also an Ambassador for Random Farms, working to raise funds for the non-profit throughout the Westchester community. Additionally, Eve acts as an Assistant Director for Random Farms, working with students in both their elementary and middle school programs. Eve also volunteers with KJK Productions’ shows within the Chappaqua Central School District on a yearly basis. Eve is a member of her school's a capella group, The Quaker Notes, and has performed at various venues including Carnegie Hall.
Abigail Kopelowitz is a high school student from South Florida who is interning at New Perspectives Theater Company. For the last two years, Abigail has worked as a teen ambassador for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts reviewing various performances such as orchestras, jazz concerts, operas, plays and musicals. As a teen ambassador, Abigail shares her insights and reviews of these shows in an effort to engage young people in local theatre. Abigail is passionate about performing arts geared towards Deaf and hearing impaired communities. This year, she assisted in creating, presenting and performing in a variety show at her school performed entirely in American Sign Language. Likewise, Abigail annually competes in World Language Competitions, performing music and short skits in American Sign Language. In her pursuit to create positive social change in the world, Abigail helps lead several student organizations such as the Women Empowerment Club, iServe at Temple Ramat Shalom, and the Science National Honor Society, among others. Next year, Abigail will complete her final year of high school where she hopes to continue pursuing her passion for performing arts.
Alena Koshy is a rising Senior in Bayside High School specifically in the Music Production and Performance Program. Her love for theater and music has drawn her to perform in several shows and concerts in her school. She is also heavily involved with Student Government and the Women’s Empowerment Club at her school, and is excited to see how her many passions intertwine with each other in her new role at The New Perspectives Theatre Company. She is enthusiastic about what she can contribute to the organization’s ultimate goal of more inclusivity in theatre. Alena is hopeful that the successful completion of her internship will provide her with more skills that can benefit her future performances.
Eva Licht is a rising Junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She is forming an interdisciplinary major in Theatre-Biology, and is excited to explore how performance and theatre can make scientific research more accessible to a wider range of audiences. Eva is involved with the theatre department at Reed, and has experience acting and stage managing. She is a board member of the Reed Independent Performance Project, a student-run group that produces performance art directed and created by students. She is very grateful to be working with New Perspectives for the summer, and is hoping to carry NPTC’s dedication to inclusive theatre with her in future performance and production experiences.
Ella Spungen recently graduated high school at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn and will be going on to attend Brown University in the fall. In high school, she was the Editor-in-Chief of both her school’s newspaper and literary/art magazine, and headed various other clubs. Outside of school, she volunteered at a number of organizations to promote literacy and the arts among children. She loves all things theatre, and on her newspaper focused heavily on covering the performing arts both in and out of the school. Ella is grateful for the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a theatre company at New Perspectives and to gain experience doing such work. She firmly believes in the power that theatre has to foster growth, learning, and healing, and is so excited to be a part of that process.