Haunt was the costume designer at Live Bait Theatre, a Sackville-based theatre group established in 1987 by grads Charlie Rhindress (’86) and Karen Valenne.
The Campbell-Verduyn Internship program, which sees up to three students annually working for local cultural organizations throughout the summer, was created by President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell and Dr. Christl Verduyn.
Haunt, who hails from Billings, Montana, designed costumes for two main stage shows at Live Bait. She also had the opportunity to work on carpentry, props, lighting, and sound operation. Haunt had no previous carpentry experience on a set, but by the end of the summer she had built an entire set from designer drawings.
"This experience has solidified my career goals," says Haunt. “I have wanted to have a career in theatre, whether it be backstage or onstage, since I was eleven. While I'm still not sure what part of theatre I would most like to work in, this summer showed me that I have the potential and the skill to work in the professional theatre world."