The Arts Administration programs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Arts Admin Students Secure Prestigious Internships for Spring 2012
December 7, 2011
Kathryn Rudolph will be interning at The New York Pops in New York City this spring where she will assist with a wide variety of administrative roles including concert production, marketing, development, and education. Performances during her internship will include Ella Fitzgerald's Gershwin Songbook with guest artist Patti Austin; Hollywood Award Winners, an evening of Academy Award®-winning scores and songs and an 80th birthday tribute to John Williams' Oscar®-winning music; a Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Jim Henson's Musical World, a musical tribute to Jim Henson and the Muppets; and the 29th Birthday Gala. She will also have the opportunity to work with the New York Pops Education Programs such as Salute to Music, Kids in the Balcony, and Create a Symphony to name a few. She says "I am overwhelmed with excitement as I anticipate such a comprehensive opportunity at one of New York City's finest arts organizations."
Wesley Lovell will be interning at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in the spring! He will be in the Performing Arts for Everyone department, primarily working with the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage (which puts on free performances at 6 P.M. everyday). He'll also be working with some of the Kennedy Center's other festival performances. He says "I'm very excited to be back home in D.C. at such an amazing institution!"
Katie Spohr will be spending her spring as the Executive Intern and second assistant to Broadway producer Ken Davenport, of Davenport Theatricals. The company is producing works such as Godspell and Chinglish, and is also working on the revival of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. Katie will have opportunities to assist at readings and help manage the company's rehearsal space, Davenport Studios. She is looking forward to working in the heart of Broadway, learning about the commercial theater industry, and exploring New York City!
Maria Benzie is very excited to be interning at Chicago Children's Theatre this spring. As the Artisitic/Educational intern, Maria will be working closely with both the artistic director and the education department. Her tasks will be to facilitate conversations with audience members after performances, develop educational materials for students and teachers, and assist with the theatre's Red Kite Project. This program is a multi-sensory theatre experience especially designed for children with autism. Maria is looking forward to spending time in The Windy City, and she hopes she will be able to survive Chicago's notorious winter.