Princeton Summer Theater is proud to announce its executive and managing board for the 2016 season: a group of six Princeton students dedicated to making great theater for the Princeton community and beyond. We're all incredibly excited to work together to form the tight-knit community of artists that makes PST so special. Learn more about our board below!
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - OGEMDI UDE
Ogemdi is absolutely thrilled to be serving as Princeton Summer Theater’s Artistic Director for its 47th season. She is a recent graduate of Princeton University where she majored in English with certificates in Theater and Dance. She has directed multiple productions on the Hamilton Murray stage in the past including Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and John Logan’s Red. She recently completed her senior thesis production, an original dance-theater work entitled “there. remaining.” She is so looking forward to this upcoming season and to directing PST’s final show, Fool for Love.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - DAVID CRUIKSHANK
David is delighted to be a part of PST’s 2016 season. A member of Princeton’s Class of 2017, David is a former president of the Princeton Shakespeare Company. He has acted in numerous campus productions, including Fuddy Meers and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. He has also worked as a stage manager, production manager, run crew and director for various campus productions as well as serving as a rehearsal apprentice at the McCarter Theatre. During the summers, David has been a company management intern for the Williamstown Theater Festival and an assistant stage manager/intern for Prospect Theater Company.
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER - SYDNEY BECKER
Sydney is a designer and student in the Princeton University class of 2017. Her experience at Princeton includes lighting design for the theater department - most recently Singin' in the Rain (assist), Ballyturk, Cloud 9, and The Seagull - as well as designing many shows for Princeton's various student theater groups. She has been on Theatre Intime's managing board for multiple semesters, and is currently serving on its executive board as Production Manager. She is thrilled to take on the role of Production Stage Manager for the 2016 season of Princeton Summer Theater!
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR/BUSINESS MANAGER - ALICE TERRETT
Alice is thrilled to be joining PST for its 47th season. A member of the Princeton Class of 2016, Alice majored in psychology with certificates in jazz studies and musical performance. During her time at Princeton, she has served as music manager for Princeton University Players, ticket manager at University ticketing, and has conducted the pit bands for several shows, including The Drowsy Chaperone in Theatre Intime. Last summer Alice served both as development intern and audience services associate at Celebrity Series of Boston.
REHEARSAL STAGE MANAGER - SCOT TASKER
In their time at Princeton University, Scot allowed the magic of performance to fill their life via as many avenues as possible: acting, dancing, singing, directing, stage managing, and writing. Scot is so thrilled to be joining PST as the rehearsal stage manager--a perfect opportunity for creating safe space, fostering earnest professional connection, and, most importantly, making people smile.
FRESHMAN ASSOCIATE - MEGAN BERRY
Megan is a member of Princeton's class of 2019. In her one year at Princeton so far, she has served on the board of Theatre Intime as Assistant Technical Director and has worked on numerous shows on campus. Although most of her experience is as a lighting designer, her interests are widespread, which is why she's looking forward to learning a lot more about the world of theater from working with PST this summer as freshman associate!