For this internship I did a combination of office work during the day, which included, organizing marketing plans, working on publicity packages, and even the not so glamorous, like making copies and organizing CDs and DVDs chronologically. During the evenings I stage managed, assistant directed, assistant lighting designed and acted in Lumina's production of Cardenio, a play that Shakespeare co-wrote with John Fletcher.
Since Lumina is a relatively small non-profit as far as management is concerned I had the opportunity to do just about everything that I wanted, as someone who is interested in a very full understanding of theater it was great to be able to seek the rights to a play, draft out lighting looks, and rehearse very rare text all in one day.
Alex hopes one day to own his own theater company; he's preparing now by getting a variety of experiences. He say "I want to be confident that I can perform just about any job in the theater, so that when I’m a struggling artist I don’t need to hire as many people." But he's also thinking about employability; "...finally, it means I’m qualified for more jobs." Since returning for the spring semester, Alex has been focused on producing his next show with Raye Players show, a group he started last year with other Lumina Studio Theatre alums, and thinking about his post-graduation plans. "After graduation, I hope to perform some community service projects of one kind or another, Peace Corps or maybe AmeriCorps; then Grad School, although I’ve no idea as to where. And then who knows."