Why Seeing Theatre In College Is Special

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The college experience is an amalgam of anxiety, excitement, fear and possibility. No one day is quite like the next. Each moment brings something new: a new challenge, a new dream, a new perspective. In many ways, being in college is just like live theatre—a medium that is constantly in flux and keeps everyone involved on their toes, allowing them to grow and learn with every step along the way....

What It’s Like to See a Play in a Foreign Language

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While en route to Stavovské Divadlo (“Estates Theatre”), a venue where Mozart performed over two hundred years ago, I stood next to a Czech grandmother and her granddaughter on the metro. When I arrived at my seat and the pair was seated next to me, I wasn’t surprised—Prague is a small city. But whereas they would be seeing Three Sisters by Anton Chekov performed in their native language, I would...

Spongebob Squarepants The Musical: Vlog

I distinctly remember rolling my eyes the first time I read about a Spongebob Squarepants musical being in the works. How could Spongebob, of all childhood creations, be turned into a musical? Let alone, one aimed for Broadway? But slowly, I heard the reviews (and more importantly, the raves from my friends), and my initial reluctance began to wane. There’s something special happening at the Palace Theatre in Times Square,...

A Bronx Tale the Musical Vlog

New York around the holidays is always romanticized, but to me it’s just crowded and cold, with some pretty fairy lights and décor brightening up the city. And yet, I find myself in Manhattan around Christmastime year after year, because as chaotic as it can be, there is a certain magic floating in the air. This past December, after finals ended and winter break began, I was in New York...

My Top Ten Favorite Shows of 2017

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By the end of 2017, I will have seen 98 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...

Telling Stories & Finding Truth

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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

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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

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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...