I am seeking a full-time role in arts administration or theater production. I also have an interest in political campaigning, as well. I am hoping that alumni in these fields might be able to share some advice, resources, or contacts that may help me approach my search. Thank you for your time!
Name: Bryan Alexander McNamara ’19
Majors: Politics, history
Minor: Theater arts
Home town: Hopewell Junction, NY
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I am a junior looking for opportunities in comedy performance or writing. I am hoping to have an internship this summer with NBC or Reductress. I am nervous because I do not have any direct production experience. However, I am currently Media Intern for Flotilla TV and Naffy Improv, and I am a performer at ImprovBoston. I am also going to Chicago next semester for the Comedy Studies program at Second City.
What are some ways I can make myself a more competitive applicant for NBC internships? Are there opportunities in Chicago for production experience? Thank you for your help.
Name: Mina Bond ’19
Majors: Women’s, gender and sexuality studies; creative writing, and environmental studies
Hometown: Northampton, MA
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I graduated in May 2017 with a double major in theater arts and psychology (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa). During my four years at Brandeis, I stage managed countless shows with the Undergraduate Theater Collective and the Department of Theater Arts. In addition to my work on campus, I also worked professionally in Washington D.C., Boston, and Williamstown. I am currently finishing up my second summer working at Williamstown Theatre Festival as a stage management intern. At Williamstown, I am an assistant stage manager on equity productions and a production stage manager with the non-equity company. I am relocating to New York City in September to pursue a career in stage management and my ultimate goal is to work on Broadway. I am looking to be a production assistant or assistant stage manager for off Broadway and Broadway productions. Working at Williamstown Theatre Festival for two summers has allowed me to work alongside and learn from some of the top theater professionals in the county. I am seeking career advice about freelancing in the New York theater scene. Any advice or possible connections would be appreciated.
Name: Hannah Mitchell ’17
Majors: Theater arts and psychology
Hometown: Potomac, MD
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I am not sure what path I want to pursue. I would like to get experience in a theater company. I am also interested in youth-based community service, so I might also want to look at being some kind of mentor. Any advice on what I can do with these majors and minors would be helpful!
Name: Yaznil Baez ’16
Majors/Minors: Psychology, sociology/ education studies, theater arts
Hometown: Brockton, MA
I am looking for advice about starting a career in theater/television. I am hoping to shadow a theater or television director. I am also interested in casting and production.
Name: Nicole Bunis ’16
Majors: American studies, theater arts
Hometown: Newton, MA
I am a graduating senior majoring in Theater And English, minoring in Business. I have had a passion for theater since I was small, and Brandeis has led me to combine this love for theater with the administration and eventual management of a theater company. I enjoyed a successful internship this past summer at a NYC theater company where I was able to work in the field as a communications intern. I have also volunteered at a Shakespeare company where I learned the business of box office and sales. My volunteer work at the Hillel Theater Group (this year as President) has enabled me to learn first hand the importance of sales, marketing, teamwork and a quality product. My LinkedIn profile provides my resume. I would appreciate any advice, leads or connections.
I’m a graduating senior who will be moving to NYC, looking to break into the acting industry. I’m interested in both stage and film, although I’ve been leaning towards film recently. I’ll graduate in May with my Massachusetts Elementary Education certification, so I’m hoping to find some kind of teaching part-time job as well. Any advice about breaking into the NYC acting field or education community would be greatly appreciated!
Name: Corrie Legge ’14
Major(s): Biology (minors: Theater Arts, Elementary Education)
Hometown: Falmouth, ME
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I am an aspiring actress and singer. I’ve done multiple shows during each semester of my time at Brandeis, including operas in the music department, theatre department shows with local directors, and Shakespeare productions with Hold Thy Peace, the Shakespeare club. I am looking for auditions and acting work, and I am willing to travel. I would love to speak with any alumni who work in the theatre, especially if they have any leads on acting jobs in any capacity! I’m also interested in graduate school, but I would like to gain some professional experience first.
Name: Miriam Esther Goldman ’14
Major(s): English/Creative Writing, Theatre Minor
Hometown: Houston, TX
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I want to learn any and all ways to use theatre to create community and facilitate dialogue. I just finished a thesis project and paper, “Applied Theatre for Conflict Exploration: A Workshop Experiment,” and I am looking for more experience and professional development.
Name: Gabriella Feingold ’14
Major(s): Theatre for Social Change
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
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