JAKE BELL (Professional Acting Intern) is from Memphis, Tenn. and is an avid sports fan. He recently graduated from the University of Memphis in May with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Bell was last seen this past summer as an acting intern for the Texas Shakespeare Festival in Kilgore, Texas. Some of his favorite credits include Will Parker in Oklahoma! and Action in West Side Story. Bell would like to thank his family for all their constant love and support.
CHRISTAN MCLAURINE (Professional Acting Intern) is a graduate from Middle Tennessee State University where he received a B.S. in Theatre and Dance. Upon graduating, he moved back to Nashville to continue his work on perfecting his craft as an actor and director. In his short five years in the theatre world, some of his favorite roles included: Crooks (Of Mice and Men), Preppy Stud (HEATHERS: The Musical), Hysterium (A Funny Thing…Forum), Dr. Peter Rank (A Doll’s House), and Luke (Amen Corner). He would like to thank New Stage for this wonderful opportunity and his loving family and friends for their endless support!
HOPE PRYBYLSKI (Professional Acting Intern) is delighted to be joining the New Stage team this year to make art in her hometown. She is a recent graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where she received her BFA in Theatre Performance with a minor in English. Favorite past performances include The Tempest, Top Girls, The Skriker, and Machinal. All love and appreciation go to her family and friends for their unwavering support.
LASHARRON PURVIS (Professional Acting Intern) is a recent graduate of Dillard University receiving a B.A. in Theatre Performance. She is excited to jump in and begin working on productions and participate in the production process at New Stage. After the internship, she plans on attending graduate school to receive her MFA in theatre performance and ultimately, work on Broadway. She is very excited to experience the theatre culture of Jackson and further her skills and experience.