“I am interested in theatre that engages the audience beyond the level of passive observer, creating a delightful sense of the unknown. Over the course of this analysis, I am eager to find out just how wide—and how sincere—a theatre’s “invitation” to its audience can be, and how the widening of that invitation is extended successfully with regard to the organization’s many stakeholders.”
Recent ARAD grad Hannah Fenlon’s thesis examines audience engagement in the theater world, questioning the effects these engagement practices have on communities and the organizations themselves.
Sarah Zegree graduated with honors from Western Michigan University in 2013, where she majored in Music Education. She has held several positions as an accompanist, music educator, piano teacher, arranger, audio engineer, and music director for schools, and will have two choral arrangements published this year. Sarah is a pianist and singer, and continues to freelance in New York City. Her ambition lies in domestic and international arts organizations and festivals, arts advocacy, and accessibility of arts education. Sarah is currently interning with Manhattan Concert Productions (concert and festivals) in development, and Music First (cloud-based Music Education software) as a content and lesson creator. Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Sarah Zegree”→
Jessie is a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia where she majored in Art History and Economics. Last year she had the opportunity to intern at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C where she was a part of both the Education Department and the Special Events Department. While at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, she became interested in the intersection of art and education and hopes to broaden her knowledge of museum education and arts non-profit organizations. Though she has experience in arts education, she is eager to learn how the arts connect with other areas of the public sector- such as through marketing, public relations, development and event planning. Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Jessie Cappello”→