When one hears the term ‘intern’ they often cannot help but conjure up cliché images of coffee runs, sending faxes and making copious copies; that is not the case at Making Books Sing. Since my first day in mid-September, I have felt like an integral part of a team that works in collusion to achieve an important goal: bring high-quality theater to children!
Growing up I had an imaginary twin sister named Tammy. I also had an imaginary older brother named Paul, and an imaginary younger brother named Charlie. And yes, I had one older sister as well, but she was real and therefore not at all as interesting as my other imaginary siblings.
I recently had some delightful interactions with little girls in tutus with big dreams. Our show, BALLERINA SWAN is playing now at Theater Three, so the arrival of many audience members dressed for the occasion didn’t surprise me. So that the kids would have something to do before the show started, we decorated the lobby with large sheets of paper, and invited anyone who wished to, to draw their dreams.
A number of months ago I had the pleasure of seeing a dance company perform at The Joyce Theatre. All I knew about it was its choreographers were primary dancers in Martha Graham’s dance company. Now, I am not a dance aficionado in any way. I see a few dance pieces a year tops. Still, once the performance started, Graham’s influence was clear. The most obvious example was the distinctive use of textiles and costumes. In one piece, a dancer emerged from a cocoon of fabric on the floor.
We in the education department are excited to have completed a two-day training program for our newest anti-bullying workshop, Fair and Square!
For my summer vacation, I went to the United Kingdom and had an amazing adventure with two of my closest friends. As unapologetic theater geeks, we spent a great deal of time going to the thea-tah. We saw the RSC’s Hamlet; I’m with the Band at the Fringe Festival; The L.A. Dance Project at the International Festival; Top Hat on the West End; and two well-done Beckett pieces, I’ll Go On and All That Fall, in the International Festival.
When I was growing up, I probably got to see more shows in a year than a lot of people do in a lifetime. I was extremely lucky, because my dad worked as the technical director for the performing arts center at the Richard Stockton College of NJ. This made him the big cheese backstage, and made me feel like Eloise at the Plaza (if, of course, the Plaza was a theater situated on a college campus in rural South Jersey).
We’re kicking off our #SendaKid2Theater campaign this week!
We’ll be fundraising through August 31st to give as many kids as possible access to our theater productions and arts education programs in the 2013-14 Season.
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