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Professional Apprentice Company

New Stage Theatre hires three acting apprentices and one acting/directing apprentice every season.
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Meet Our 2018-2019 Apprentices!

CHERRY RENDEL is a recent graduate from the University of West Florida where she received her B.A. in theatre. She is originally from Orlando, Fla. and is very excited to start learning and creating at New Stage Theatre. Some of her favorite shows she has been a part of include Our Town, Once on this Island, The Music Man, and A Raisin in the Sun. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their endless love and support.




HAYDEN SCHUBERT is excited to be joining the New Stage Family! He recently graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BFA in musical theatre. Schubert was the resident company manager for McLeod Summer Playhouse from 2016 to 2018. Past Credits include Tarzan in Tarzan: The Musical (Grandstreet Theatre), Willard Hewitt in Footloose: The Musical (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening (Southern Illinois University) and Napthali in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (McLeod Summer Playhouse). He would like to thank his amazing family for helping him follow his dreams!



SARAH COLEMAN is a recent graduate from Radford University where she received a B.S in theatre performance. She is so excited to get to work with these amazing apprentices and all the staff here at New Stage Theatre. Favorite past performances include: Heathers: The Musical (Heather Duke/Dance Captain), Oklahoma! (Laurey Williams), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), and Crimes of the Heart (Meg Magrath). She’d like to thank her family for the endless support, Megan Ward, Marley Neville, and Dana Grindstaff for being the bomb, and her dog Jax for supplying endless happiness.



JORDAN WILLIAMS feels especially honored to have the opportunity to participate in this year’s apprentice company. A Mass Communications major from Tougaloo College, Jordan was recently awarded Academic Excellence in Acting performance and Advanced Dramatic Writing, and was named a Tougaloo Ambassador. Jordan has played “Al” in the critically acclaimed play Pill Hill by Sam Kelley. Most recently, in the spring 2016 season, he played the role of “Cory Maxson” in August Wilsons’ Fences. Jordan has performed stand-up comedy in the Los Angeles area at several social events and comedy clubs, including the Comedy Store, Comedy Union, The J-Spot, and “Way too Funny Wednesday” in Atlanta, Georgia. Jordan ultimately plans to attain a Masters of Fine Arts and become an acting professor. He hopes to help make more people smile as he continues to pursue his career.