Dear Blog Post Reader,
Today was a good day and here’s why…
I started my summer as the Program Intern for The American Theatre Wing today! I have been obsessed with this organization for as long as I can remember; the fact that I actually get to wake up and go to work for them each morning is SURREAL. For those of you who may be wondering, The American Theatre Wing is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to champion creative expression, support growth, realize brave vision, make excellence known, validate diversity, create connections and inspire artistic greatness. (If you’d like to read more about the mission of The American Theatre Wing, click this link! http://americantheatrewing.org/about/).
Now, my job is pretty specific. I’m working in the Program Department, with a primary focus on the SpringboardNYC Program. SpringboardNYC is a two-week “bootcamp” style program here in Manhattan for actors to create connections and cultivate their craft alongside some of the top names in NYC theatre. I will be working on the management end of this program, helping both the Director of Programs and the Program Assistant create this incredible program that’s beginning in just a few short weeks. Excitingly enough, my work with this program will require my attendance at both the Tony Awards dress rehearsal and the awards show itself!
After our work day was done, I left the office and headed down to an Advisory Board meeting to see a panel on Broadway Revivals that was conducted in order to promote responsible and educated Tony voting amongst the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Voters. I enjoyed getting the chance to listen to the minds behind great works like Carousel, Children of a Lesser God and Angels in America. It was a great way to wrap up my first day working for ATW!
Today was exhilarating, breathtaking, and truly incredible. I am so excited to learn and grow with this organization; it still feels surreal! I am going to sleep tonight happy and excited to see just what tomorrow will hold. Thanks for all your support thus far! Keep checking this blog for more updates.
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