Adrian Alea

Adrian Alea

BA in Theatre (Directing Concentration), Columbia University

Experience: Assistant Directory for The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park- Midsummer, Management Associate for Benny Medina and Jennifer Lopez

Areas of Interest: Music, TV/Film, Performing Arts, Arts/Music Festivals, Entrepreneurship

Ideal Job in 10 Years: I hope to have my own creative management company specializing in music and live performing arts in addition to producing and directing my own work.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I was very much attracted to Northwestern’s interdisciplinary approach to their curriculum. Although I am very much theatre based, I see my self exploring other artistic avenues such as music and film. I am looking to collaborating with a diverse group of student from all distinct backgrounds and experience. Additionally, coming from a liberal arts degree and identifying as a creative producer and director, I realized I wanted to increase my knowledge in marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship for the creative sectors. Northwestern’s program was truly the perfect fit.

Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )?

Musical: Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Hamilton

Music: any salsa, bachata, or reggaeton, Ariana Grande, Celia Cruz, Calle 13, Carly Rae Jepsen, Beirut, Sufjan Stevens

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? I am looking forward to learning about marketing strategies in the Creative Industry and also taking the Pitching Creative Projects elective.

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? The Art Institute of Chicago

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Freddy Mercury

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be… Charismatic, Critical, Collaborative

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? New York City

If someone made a movie about your life, what would it be called and who would play you? Not sure of the title of the movie, but definitely it would be Raul Castillo

What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie? Execution is the chariot to success

How do you plan on spending/did you spend your summer before starting MSLCE? Assistant Directing Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park and then a trip to Spain

Where is your dream internship for next summer? Interning at a music record label in their music video department, or with a Broadway production or an off-Broadway theatre company

If you could donate one million dollars, which cause/organization would you choose to support? True Colors Fund

What award would you most like to win? Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award

Where are you from? Fort Myers, Florida

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