our 2017 Young Theatre Professional Company


Emily Blythe, acting

Emily Blythe is a Theatre Performance Major at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She hopes to emphasize in Shakespearean performance and is ecstatic to be working with the Saratoga Shakespeare Company this summer. Previous credits include Hamlet - Hamlet, and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet (abridged) performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Cormac Bohan, acting

Cormac is ecstatic to be returning to the Saratoga Shakespeare Company for a second season. He is currently a Junior BFA Acting major at Syracuse University. Previous SSC credits include Montfleury in Cyrano and Leonato in the intern production of As You Like It.


Jorden Charley-Whatley, acting

Jorden is excited to be working with Saratoga Shakespeare Company. He recently graduated from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film with a degree in Acting and Directing. Previous credits include Tim Ward in This Random World, The Third Man in The Baltimore Waltz, and Henry in the Skin of Our Teeth.

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Graham Cook, Acting

Graham Cook is a junior Theater and Philosophy double major at Skidmore college.  He will be studying abroad in Moscow this upcoming fall to study acting at the Moscow Arts Theater, and in the past has studied at The Walnut Hill School for the Arts, The Atlantic Acting School, and Shakespeare and Company.  Previous credits include Man 3 in Fragments, Berenger in Rhinoceros, and The Chorus in Hecuba.  

Tasha DeYoung, Costumes

Tasha is thrilled to be working with Saratoga Shakespeare Company! She is studying theatre and education at Denison University. Previous work includes assistant dresser on The Piano Lesson, assistant costume designer/wig designer/wardrobe mistress on The Traveller Returned, assistant costumer at Piper Theater, and costume volunteer at The Long Wharf Theatre.

Rachael Dimichino, acting

Rachel is so excited to be performing with The Saratoga Shakespeare company!  Some favorite past productions include King John (Citizen of Angier),  When we are Married (Nancy),  Scrooge (Janet), Younger (TV extra),  among many others.  Rachael has previously studied at The County College of Morris and The Barrow Group Theater.

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Devin Goodman, Directing

Devin - a lover of classics and new works alike - is happy to find a home with SSC this summer. Having recently completed an apprenticeship at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, he will spend next year in Ohio working with Cleveland Play House. B.A. University of Rochester (Business/Theatre)

Jessie Hamilton, Technical Production

Jessie is excited to intern with Saratoga Shakespeare Company this summer! They are double majoring in Theater and Gender Studies at Skidmore College. Past credits include Set Designer for Bye Bye Birdie, Lighting Designer for eXXXtra credit, Light-Board Operator for Who Will Carry the Word, and Set Construction for numerous shows during their high school and college careers. 

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Janna Kozloski, Acting

Janna Kozloski is thrilled to be spending her summer with SSC. This fall she will be a Senior Musical Theatre major at Nazareth College. Recent credits: Hermia (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Cristina/Ens. (Women on the Verge... ), and Patty Simcox (Grease). Thanks to Mom, Dad, T, B and G. "Why be fine?"

Andria Rabenold, acting

Andria is delighted to return to Saratoga Shakespeare! She is a rising senior at the University of Rochester studying theatre, mathematics, and political science. Recent credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano at SSC, Circle Mirror Transformation and Yerma at UR, and an upcoming PBS documentary. More at www.andriarabenold.com.

Jack Russo, Acting

Jack is so happy to be performing with the Saratoga Shakespeare Company as an acting intern! Jack is currently studying theater and philosophy at DeSales University. Previous experience includes acting in various student directed scenes and has written, directed and acted two of his scenes.

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Yael Schoenbaum, acting

Yael is beyond excited for the opportunity to work with Saratoga Shakespeare Company this summer! She has spent the past year traveling and is glad to get back to acting and to start at Skidmore College in the fall. Previous credits include Romeo in Shakespeare's R&J, Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Cassandra in The Trojan Women.

Gabrielle D. Straight, Acting

Gabrielle is thrilled to join the SSC family!  A rising sophomore studying Musical Theater, she's a 2017 & 2018 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival nominee for performances as Don John (Much Ado About Nothing) and Mag Folan (Beauty Queen of Leenane). Previous credits include:  Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray), Addaperle (The Wiz) at Barrington Stage and Sir Toby (Twelfth Night) and King Claudius (Hamlet) with Shakespeare and Company's Fall Festival. 

Kaitlin Triplett, Directing

Kaitlin is delighted to work with Saratoga Shakespeare Company! She is a directing and management major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the current Artistic Director of Theatrix, a student-run theatre company.  Recent projects include stage manager for The Baltimore Waltz, and assistant director of Hamlet.


Emma Tower, acting

Emma is so excited to be a part of Saratoga Shakespeare Company! She is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts. Previous credits include Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ensemble in The Winter’s Tale and Ann Putnam Sr. in Sarah Flood in Salem Mass.