Category: Professional Experience

At Collaboraction Theatre, MSLCE Student John Hounihan Sees the Intersection of Arts and Administration Firsthand

By John HounihanCollaboraction Theatre is a mid-size theatre in Wicker Park with a unique take on art and politics: Collaboraction inspires social change through original devised theatre and community engagement that cultivates knowledge, dialogue, and action around Chicago’s most critical social issues. Collaboraction Theatre, along with the for hire and studio space arms of the

MSLCE Student Leslie Zhu Begins Summer Internship at MCA

By Leslie ZhuThe first thing I did after I moved to the Chicago area was to find a contemporary art museum in the city. I still cannot come up with a concrete answer to why I am so enchanted by them. I grew up in a family with no one related to art, and I

MSLCE Student Paige Lester Begins Internship at Turnaround Arts

By Paige LesterGreetings from our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.! I am thrilled to be spending my summer here interning with Turnaround Arts, a program of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At its core, Turnaround Arts focuses on school reform; they are currently in partnership with approximately 70 public schools across the

MSLCE Student Joe Giovannetti Begins Summer Internship at La Jolla Playhouse

By Joe GiovannettiThe La Jolla Playhouse is a regional theatre just north of San Diego, California, with an ambitious mission: “La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and

MSLCE Student Reflects on Internship at Shedd Aquarium

By Seth Zimmerman Think back to sixth grade. You’re an awkward teenager trying to find your place in the world, not very coordinated, and being involved in Model United Nations isn’t getting you as much street credibility as you had thought. Those are the memories that are flooding back during Shedd’s Summer Intern Presentations.