Interns

MEET THE SUMMER
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INTERNS

Graphic DesignMarketingProductionProgrammingFinancePatron ServicesDevelopment

 

SEAN ●

he/him
Graphic Design Intern
The University of the Arts
Graphic Design, Music Business, and Entrepreneurship & Technology

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I’ve enjoyed designing materials and seeing them interact in the real world with people.

What was your favorite show that you saw here this summer?

Circuit City by Moor Mother.

What movie best describes your life?

The Hustler.


BRIA ●

she/her
Marketing and Communications Intern
Drexel University ’20
Entertainment and Arts Management

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I enjoy sitting in the weekly staff meetings and learning about the roles and responsibilities of each department.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m really looking forward to seeing This Art Moves and Dancing Again in Love.

What are your favorite TV shows?

I love Game of ThronesBig Little LiesPoseQueen SugarThis Is Us… and I’m currently obsessed with Euphoria.

 


CALDER ●

she/her
Marketing and Programming Intern
Bucknell University ’20
Sociology and Political Science

What do you feel like you’ve gained from your internship?

I believe that I am more aware of all the different roles that are present within this company and how they work to create such fantastic content. There is so much hard work that goes on to present each show and festival which has been highlighted to me by working with the people who put them on. I have gained a sense of how arts administration works and a better understanding of how both programming and marketing strategies come to light

Whose a celebrity you would trade closets with?

I would love to trade closets with Blake Lively she just has the most unique and classic style at the same time.

What’s your most played Spotify playlist?

I would highly suggest the Happy Folk playlist, there are some hidden gems on there and a great driving playlist!

 


LAURA ●

she/her
Marketing and Communications Intern
Temple University ’17
Jazz Studies and Voice Performance

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

It’s hard for me to say, because I’m enjoying everything about this internship. The people who work here are awesome, and I’m learning a lot!

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m really looking forward to Let Me Die and Fase!

Where is your favorite place to explore in or around Philly?

I’m really enjoying the Queen Village/ South Street/ Society Hill areas right now.


What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Emergence and Subjectivity in the Music of Björk…!



SETH ●

he/him
Fringe Festival Guide Intern
Haverford College ’20
Music and History

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

The day the fully printed guides arrived was really great. I spent so much time and put so much work into those things, and it was incredibly satisfying to hold a physical copy.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m very excited for Fase. I’ve seen short clips of it and absolutely loved the choreography. It works so well with the music, it’s completely mesmerizing. I also want to see Autopia. I’ve read some things the director has written, and he seems hilarious.

What is your personal theme song?

There’s this song by the Argentinian rock band Los Enanitos Verdes called “El Extraño Del Pelo Largo,” which translates to “the strange guy with long hair.” I feel like that about sums me up.

 


STEPHANIE ●

she/her
Podcasting Production Intern
Academy for Media Production and Kutztown University
Recording and Sound Technology and English

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

Editing the podcast. I love to mold and shape it into a product that I hope will sound great. The bonus of listening to and editing them is hearing about the journeys of the artists, and learning about their processes and how they came up with the concepts of their performances

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

The B-Side, There, and Úumbal.

What is the name and life story of your crazy whimsical alter ego?

I’m going to keep her anonymous, but she’s a famous actress and dancer, and she’s currently writing a graphic novel about magical girls in the disco era.

 


FAITH ●

she/her
Programming Intern
Drexel University ’21
Entertainment and Arts Management

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

The atmosphere. I’m a sucker for exposed brick. And spontaneous piano playing.

What shows in the Fringe Festival are you looking forward to seeing?

Definitely HABIT@. I have many questions.

What is the name and life story of your crazy whimsical alter ego?

After being stripped of her favorite YSL heels and status as the nation’s top entertainment lawyer, Freddie now lives in the Virginia country with a new love for life tending to her handcrafted Canadian tux business and penning anonymous blog posts on the ever-decreasing bee population.

 


GREER ●

she/her
Programming/Festival Intern
Skidmore College ’16
Sociology

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

The dogs! And getting an inside look at the curating process for both festival/yearly programming.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m looking forward to seeing Let Me Die by Joseph Keckler, Un Poyo Rojo, and *too* many of the independently produced shows.

Which ice cream flavor would you choose if you could only eat one forever?

Sadly, cotton candy.

 


SOPHIE ●

she/her
Programming Fellow
Brown University
Public Humanities MA

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I’ve enjoyed sitting in on meetings with artists and really appreciated the dedication to the artists’ and performers’ experience while working with Fringe.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m looking forward to visiting during the upcoming Festival to catch as many independent performances as possible, and I’m very excited for B-Side, Fase and Cartography.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Regional hot dogs 🙂

 


JORDAN ●

she/her
Finance Intern
Drexel University ’20
Entertainment and Arts Management

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I enjoy learning about finance and how to manage finance on a day-to-day basis at an arts organization. Everyone at the office is very nice and easy to work with and it makes the experience here even better.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m excited to see The B-Side and States of Matter

What movie can you watch over and over again without ever getting tired of?

Avengers: Infinity War
and Endgame.

 


YIXUAN ●

he/him
Finance Intern
Drexel University ’22
Economics

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I loved the working environment here in the office. People are super friendly to work with and I had the chance to learn a lot in my department. I also loved that I could get behind the stage of how shows are produced, which had given me entirely different feelings while I was watching the shows.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m really looking forward to seeing Let Me Die by Joseph Keckler.

What movie can you watch over and over again without ever getting tired of?

Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, and 3.

 


CHARISSE ●

she/her
Patron Services and Venue Administration Intern
Temple University ’20
Tourism and Hospitality Management

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

My favorite part was being exposed to new contemporary art that I wouldn’t have known about or saw myself. I also loved gaining new experiences and connections within the arts and cultural industry in Philly.

What shows did you enjoy seeing and which Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to?

I really liked Pss Pss and I am looking forward to seeing Let Me Die, Superterranean, and Fase. Some of the IA shows caught my eye but I’m not too sure which ones I want to go to yet.

In your opinion, what is an underrated T.V. or Netflix show?

Sense8 and Young Justice.

What book can you read over and over again without ever getting tired of?

Red Rising series or MaddAddam series.

 


CAROLYN ●

she/her
Development Intern
Indiana University
PhD Candidate in Musicology

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I’ve loved learning about the machinations of what makes an arts non-profit run. The development department is a big part of that, and it’s been gratifying to play even a small role—scoring in-kind donations from local vendors, helping with grants, and so on. Not to mention that the other Devo intern, Madena, and I get on like gangbusters.

What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m super excited to see Joseph Keckler’s Let Me Die. Despite being a classical music nerd, I’m a big fan of taking the wind out of the sails of capital-I institutions, and poking fun at venerated traditions. Operatic death scenes are such a hallmark of the genre, and are also (not unjustly!) subject to a lot of criticism (how is that guy able to sing an entire aria after getting stabbed 23 times?!). I can’t wait to see Keckler’s take on this, as well as the audience response.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

Berlin is my favorite city in the world. The culture, the people, the public transportation! If I ever win the lottery I am moving there.

 


MADENA ●

she/her
Development Intern
Drexel University ’20
English Literature

What have you enjoyed most about your internship?

I enjoyed learning about different careers, and figuring out which I would like and dislike.


What Fringe Festival shows are you looking forward to seeing?

I am really looking forward to Superterranean and Is This A Room.

What is, in your opinion, the most underrated show on Netflix?

In my opinion, the most underrated Netflix show is easily Peaky Blinders.

 

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