March 2, 2015

Alex PoageHackettstown, N.J., March 2, 2015 – Centenary University 2014 alumna, Alexandra Poage from Berkeley Heights, has recently secured an internship with the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company in New York City starting later this month.

Founded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy, Atlantic Theater Company is most recently known as the launching ground for the Broadway sensation, Spring Awakening, among countless critically acclaimed works.

Poage credits her experience at Centenary University in helping her land her internship.  While at Centenary University, she immersed herself in technical theater work for Centenary Stage Company.  Among her list of accomplishments include her work in The Wizard of Oz, How to Pray, West Side Story and many others.  She also completed an internship with the New York City Children’s Theater where she was an Assistant Stage Manager for The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess.

“I am enthusiastic to embark on this new experience,” says Poage. “This is a wonderful next step in my career.”

Poage also made local news recently when she revisited her former early childhood center, Mary Kay McMillin, when she shifted roles from technical management as a performer in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  She was part of this cast through Centenary Stage Company where she also performs at schools and libraries statewide, as well as at Centenary Stage Company itself. She continues to work as a freelance actor with Young Audiences Tour Shows.

About Atlantic Theater Company
Since its inception over 29 years ago, Atlantic has produced more than 150 plays including Tony Award-winning productions of Spring Awakening and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh).  Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process.  The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today’s finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences.
The Atlantic Acting School operates as both a private conservatory and an undergraduate program in conjunction with New York University.  The school focuses on the Practical Aesthetics acting technique, which grew out of a series of New York University summer workshops in Vermont with playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.

About Centenary University
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.