Join us as we highlight alumni who have helped shape our Apprentice Program – and find out where they are now!
Meet Mandy Foster, a member of the ensemble of Side Show in 2013.
Foster says that during her experience in Side Show, she loved learning from the show’s director, Tom Kosis: “he challenged each of us to create our own unique characters within the ensemble.” Mr. Kosis served as the Associate Director and Choreographer of the original Broadway production of Side Show in 1998, which garnered Four Tony Award nominations including a joint “Best Actress in a Musical” nomination for stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner – a first in Tony history.
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This experience shaped the future of her acting technique. “I had never worked so hard on an ensemble role before that, but it really shaped how I thought about and approached every role from that point on.”
But her favorite part about the program? “Walking into the Dome on the first rehearsal of tech week. The energy of the cast and crew combined with seeing the set and costumes come to life for the first time was so magical!”
So where is she now? She’s acting, singing and writing in Los Angeles, CA. “I moved to Los Angeles for the film/tv scene but was pleasantly surprised to discover an incredible theatre scene out here, as well.” While writing and auditioning for film and TV, Mandy’s even had the opportunity to perform a few of her “musical theatre dream roles” along the way!
Join us next week as we highlight more Apprentice Program alumni.