Luke Anderson ('2014) | Media Culture and the Arts
Home State: Michigan
Current Residence: New York, New York
Current Employer: Summer 2012 Intern, New York Shakespeare Festival (Shakespeare in the Park)
Brief description of your responsibilities: As a summer intern at Shakespeare in the Park, I assisted multiple production departments (lighting, scenery, costumes, props etc.) in the execution of their summer productions of As You Like It and Into the Woods. I set up and worked Opening Night parties and Shakespeare in the Park’s 50th Anniversary Gala. I worked closely with a smattering of people including designers, carpenters, directors and actors to achieve the artistic vision for each of the individual productions.
Best part of job: Meeting and making connections with people that I have admired my entire life including Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Donna Murphy and Daniel Sullivan. Equally exciting was making friends with other interns from some of the top artistic schools in the country including Yale, Carnegie Mellon and Tisch.
Any past internship experience: Press Intern for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
How has your King’s education prepared you for this role?: If King’s has taught me one thing, it's that you must be able to adapt to change quickly and make friends while doing it. Ever since setting foot in New York, I realized that to thrive here, it is necessary to put yourself out there and be flexible in the different situations you find yourself in. King’s has challenged me and given me a safe haven where I can make mistakes and learn from them.
What are your plans after graduation?: Working at The Public has been a dream come true and I hope to continue to work there in some capacity after graduation. My future may include working inthe artistic and adminstration side of theater or graduate school for playwrighting or dramaturgy.
Favorite Books: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov, the play Red by John Logan, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Favorite Music: Bon Iver, Baths, Feist, Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Of Monsters and Men
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