Robinson is always proud when our alumni shine! We received news that Gustavo Torres Santiago (Class of 2014) received a prestigious internship with the Spoleto Festival USA. Robinson students are taught that goals are reached through diligence. This diligence, accompanied by dedication and enthusiasm, are a winning combination that reaps rewards and success.
Gustavo currently completed his 2nd year as a Theater major at University of Massachusetts – Amherst, UMass Technical Theater professor, Michael Cottom, recognized Gustavo’s talent for production and design after working with him this semester and recommended him for a paid internship with the Spoleto Festival USA as an Apprentice Carpenter. He will be learning through doing as he assists in set construction and other technical theater skills. Coincidentally, he will be working at the Robinson Theater (no relation) during this internship!
The Spoleto USA Festival is the US counterpart to the Festival of Two Worlds held annually in Spoleto, Italy. Now approaching its 40th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. From May 27-June 12, Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces will host performances by renowned artists, as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. (For more information about the festival, please click here: https://spoletousa.org/.)
Robinson congratulates Gustavo Torres Santiago for this richly deserved opportunity! We also want to say, “Thank you, Gustavo!” Once again, you have proven that combining talent with hard work and Robinson perseverance paves a clear path to success. We wish you all the best!