Meet the 2019 Summer Interns!

Over the course of the summer, we have been introducing you to the 2019 cohort of CTC Summer Interns. This is our third and final installment in the series.

This week, we’d like to introduce you to Laura Staudt, our lighting and sound intern, and Luci Busch, our carpentry and props intern. While Laura can usually be found in the booth operating our light and sound boards during shows, or at the top of a ladder hanging lights above our stage, Luci has been hard at work finding and creating props, working backstage during shows, and installing our sets.


Laura Staudt is pumped to be the electrics intern in Chester this summer! She has previously worked with Theatre UCF, and The Garden Theatre. She is native to Orlando, FL, and is currently a student at the University of Central Florida, class of 2020, where she is working toward a BFA in Design and Technology. So far, Laura’s favorite theatre project has been Titanic the Musical, where she was the head audio technician. She would love to have the opportunity to work on Hadestown, and wants to be able to juggle being both an audio technician and a welder. She is very inspired by David Bowie and his ability to be confident no matter what happened or what people thought of him. When Laura isn’t in the theatre, you can find her at a coffee shop, reading a book, or playing piano or guitar.


Luci Busch is so excited to be working as the carpentry and props intern in Chester this summer! She is native to Pennsylvania and is majoring in art and design, with a minor in theater design and production at Alfred University, class of 2020. She has previously worked with Caldwell Consistory and Alfred University Miller Theater. Her dream theatre project would be to work on The Addams Family. Luci would love to find herself working in glass blowing or working in a carpentry shop in the future. When she is not working, you can find Luci in a hammock, knitting. Her favorite activities in Chester are going swimming and driving around. She cares deeply about her mission work and loves working with molten glass and metal.


We are grateful to all of our interns for their work this summer, and for choosing Chester Theatre Company as the place to further their experience. We are grateful, as well, to the generous donors who make gifts to support this important aspect of our education program. If you would like to consider making a gift to sponsor an intern next season, please contact Angela Combest at, or give her a call at (413) 354-7770.