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Student and Alumni Interns Live the Theatrical Life at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival

September 10th, 2015
Princeton alumni Chris Murphy (left), Katherine Clifton and Jake Robertson, all members of the Class of 2015, take to the busy thoroughfare of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, for "flyering" — handing out flyers — as part of their internship with the musical comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy, in August. The interns also filmed performances, altered costumes and helped with light and sound effects. (Photo courtesy of Chris Murphy, Class of 2015)

During August, seven Princeton students and alumni experienced what it's like to be a part of one of the largest international theater festivals in the world — by serving as interns for the musical improvisation troupe Baby Wants Candy (BWC) at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

The ensemble has a Princeton connection. In 2014, BWC's director Al Samuels and company members taught a Princeton Atelier on musical theater improvisation at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The Princeton Atelier, founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, brings professional artists to the University for intensive collaborative work with students. Since BWC's Princeton course, the Lewis Center has promoted the company's Fringe Festival internship to its students. This summer, the Princetonians were among 30 interns from the United Kingdom and the United States. Below, four of them share highlights, surprises and lessons learned backstage, onstage and throughout the streets of Edinburgh.

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