Grace Callahan ’14

Major: Spanish and English-Creative Writing. Hometown: Hastings, Nebraska.

Black Fellow in Arts Management

First Stage Spring Hill Theatre | Tysons Corner, Virgina

Week 8:
1st Stage Theatre

February 7, 2014 | As this is my last week here and it’s tech week for the show, it has really been a great chance for me to reflect on all the things I’ve learned over the course of my internship. By no means was it all fun and games. At times, I felt overwhelmed by the rigor of […]

Week 7:
1st Stage Theatre

January 29, 2014 | This week I got to work on quite a few projects. There is the ongoing project of taking calls and making reservations. We’re getting quite a few for Souvenir. It’s going to be a great production! Also, since we’ll be opening soon and will then be running for several weeks, we sent postcards to our patrons […]

Week 6:
1st Stage Theatre

January 22, 2014 | As a professional theatre, we pay our actors and designers. And any time we pay actors and designers, we have to also pay our government. This week, I tracked down some stray tax forms and then learned how our tax software works and how to enter the amounts we’ve paid into the system. This was […]

Week 5:
1st Stage Theatre

January 15, 2014 | As I mentioned last week, my goals for the rest of my internship all revolve around this new data system: Altru. This software does ticketing and also includes a searchable database of all the constituents. It helps us keep track of how much revenue we’re generating from each show and how much we receive from […]

Week 4:
1st Stage Theatre

January 8, 2014 | It’s hard to believe that I am already halfway through my internship! This last week, we’ve completely disassembled the set (also known as “striking the set”) and tonight was the first read-through of the next play, Souvenir. The rest of this week will be a build week while we assemble Souvenir‘s set. Souvenir  is a play […]

Week 3:
1st Stage Theatre

December 31, 2013 | Well, 2013 is coming to a close. And it’s not the only thing. The last performance of Noises Off was on Sunday, and now it’s time to start on our next show: Souvenir. Before I comment on how much I’m going to enjoy the next leg of the journey, I have to comment on how […]

Week 2:
1st Stage Theatre

December 26, 2013 | In the spirit of Christmas, I want to discuss the support I’ve had from everyone in the D.C. area. Christmas time really is a magical time of year, and I’m incredibly grateful for all of my newly formed friends. It seems that everyone wants me to succeed. I’m beginning to master tasks and my directors […]

Week 1:
1st Stage Theatre

December 21, 2013 | Having a job at a theatre is a lot different than having a typical 9-5 job. Instead of having the weekends off, Saturday and Sunday are the days that I am expected to work the most hours. We’re providing entertainment to the people who are trying to enjoy their weekends. With two shows a day […]