Meet our Admin Apprentice, Abby Armato!

We are thrilled to tell you that we now have an arts administration apprenticeship and that the wonderful Abigail Armato is blazing the way as our first ever admin apprentice!


Our apprentices are amazing humans and we want YOU to get to know them! 

TVP: What did you study in college?

I studied English and Drama, both because I love Shakespeare and because I love all forms of storytelling.

TVP:  How did you become interested in The Viola Project?

I found out about The Viola Project while doing research for possible internships in college. The Viola Project excited me because of its mission to empower young women through Shakespeare. I'm thrilled to be a part of the team this summer!

TVP: What's you're favorite play or character and why?

My favorite character from Shakespeare's canon is definitely Rosalind from As You Like It. She is such a strong lady; from her quick thinking and constant scheming to her teaching lessons about life and love, Rosalind is thoroughly a rock star. During one of her lessons, Rosalind teases Orlando after he claims he will die if he cannot have his love by saying: "Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love" (4.1). This witty retort is one of my favorites quotes!

TVP:  Do you have any special skills that might come in handy this summer for useful and/or entertainment purposes?

I love to cook and to try out new recipes. Historically, I have been terrible at making food, but since graduating from college, I have really enjoyed learning more about cooking. I am currently mastering chicken piccata!

Welcome, Abby!