My Top Ten Favorite Shows of 2017

my top ten favorite shows of 2017

By the end of 2017, I will have seen 97 works of theatre. This includes traditionally staged plays, immersive musicals, stripped-down readings, black box workshops, and more. Part of the reason I could see so many productions is because of my incredible internships at the American Repertory Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But really, I just make seeing theatre one of my top priorities and take advantage of all...

Mean Girls the Musical: Vlog & Review

This fall semester has been busy and stressful, but I’m lucky I purchased tickets to see the first preview of the world premiere of the Mean Girls musical when they went on sale back in April, because the musical offered a much-needed break from the hustle. After work and classes were finished for the day, my theatrical partner-in-crime, Charlotte, and I drove to D.C. (Charlotte and I have quite the theatre track record:...

Marvin’s Room at Roundabout Theatre Company: Vlog & Review

The Williamstown Theatre Festival drew to a close on Sunday evening, and by 6am on Monday I was on the road back home to Maryland. But before I could settle back into normalcy, I turned back around and headed to New York City for one last show of the summer: Marvin’s Room at Roundabout Theatre Company.  Another early morning, I caught a bus with my friend Jake (who you may...

Telling Stories & Finding Truth

telling stories finding truth theatre

My weekend was bookended by two evenings of story-telling that were filled with devised performances by Williamstown apprentices, who each shared stories from their lives. The nights were each special, holding in the air the certain je ne sais quoi of Williamstown magic, an ephemeral feeling of youth and talent and unspeakable beauty. Dozens of company members were crammed into the dark and sweaty black box studio to witness the...

A Day in the Life of a Publicity Intern

publicity intern day life

The question I get asked the most—at school, at home, and even here, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival—is “what do you do?” since most people, understandably, have no idea what it means when I say that I do publicity, or public relations. PR people tend to work behind the scenes, facilitating what people do see, such as reviews, features, interviews, production photos, television and radio spots, etc. We make it...

Living & Working at a Theatre Festival

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Today marks three weeks since I moved to Williamstown, Massachusetts to intern at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. When I say that it’s an entirely different world here, that’s putting it lightly. Call it summer stock, call it a summer getaway from the city, call it theatre camp for adults—it’s all true. Williamstown is a truly magical place, and there’s nothing else quite like it. Where I live and where I...

Anastasia, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen: Vlog & Review

It’s been a crazy few weeks moving up to the Berkshires and settling into life at my new internship. But, this past weekend I took a quick birthday Broadway getaway with my lovely mother and we saw three shows (Anastasia, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen), ate our weight in good food, and met up with some dear friends of mine. Our first stop upon arriving in Manhattan was to grab...

A Theatre Lover’s Guide to Boston

theatre lover's guide boston massachusetts

My time in Boston is drawing rapidly to a close. One of the reasons I chose to move here was so I could delve into its amazing theatre scene—and it hasn’t disappointed. I love that the “Boston” theatre scene extends beyond the city limits and pours over into Cambridge, a quiet but nonetheless bustling hub of culture. Not only does this allow the shows to reach even greater audiences, but...