Entering the Real World

Hello all,

So as almost every blogger says at one point (and I think I’ve actually already said it numerous times), it’s been a while. But for once I have a good reason for it! My last post was in March, and in March, I graduated. So of course, with the economy being as it is, I was a little stressed out. I was searching for jobs left and right and despairing that the time, effort, and money that I put into my college education wouldn’t actually be worth anything.

But it was! I got a job! And it’s in my field! Glory glory hallelujah!

I just started working last week for Tribune Broadcasting in a new and developing position: syndication. So basically I am watching all 13 Tribune TV stations, monitoring their content, what videos they have, what videos they are planning to get, and then I not only make sure that our syndication partners get these videos, but I also share them around within the other TV stations in the Tribune Company.

Add to this, I am also starting to run the Tribune Broadcasting Twitter and Facebook. Oh yeah, and then I am also going to be editing together footage from stations and tracking and creating national segments, whenever there is an issue that is affecting multiple locations or the entire United States.

Already I’m in love. I love that I get to do multiple things in one job. But I think what I love the most about this job is that I am getting to help create it. My bosses are so wonderful that they are letting me be creative, ask questions, and then suggest more things for myself to take on. I’ve already suggested the latter two responsibilities, and I’ve only been working for a week, so who knows what else I’ll be doing in a month, two months, or a half a year.

Long story short, I’m excited and I feel incredibly lucky to a) have a job right out of college and b) have a job where people believe in me and allow me to be creative.

Soon I will be making a tab for what I’m doing at Tribune Broadcasting, but I will also be posting videos from the Tribune that I think are great, videos that I have created, and in general updates on what I’m doing.

So stay tuned!

🙂

Character Study: Lucas Neff takes a Break from Television’s “Raising Hope” to Bring his New Play, “The Last Duck,” Home

New article up for Newcity Magazine! For this one, I got to talk with the playwright Lucas Neff, most well known for his part on the TV series “Raising Hope.” He told me a bit about his new play “The Last Duck.” I also got to talk with the director of the play, Marti Lyons.

You can find the article here.

Check it out!

A few more articles for Newcity Magazine published

Hello Readers!

Over the last couple of weeks a few more of my articles were published over at Newcity Magazine. All of them are preview articles for theater shows or events.

So here they are:

“Kill Bill”? Commedia Beauregard mashes up Tarantino and Shakespeare with “Bard Fiction”

Enter Screen Right: Chicago Companies Bring Digital Theater into the Forefront

Aftershock Theater: American Blues joins a global project to help Japanese artists in the wake of the quake 

Enjoy!

Method or Madness? (re)discover theatre commences its classical mission with “Hamlet”

Hey all!

New article on Newcity Magazine! I interviewed some of the company members of the new Chicago theater company (re)discover theatre. We talked a bit about their first show, “Hamlet,” which opens this weekend. You can find it here.

Enjoy!

Bumppo Road: Catching Up With the Unexpected Artistic Director Nick Sandys

Hello Readers,

Newcity Magazine posted another of my stories. This is an interview with Remy Bumppo’s new Artistic Director Nick Sandys. He tells us how he was able to take the reins mid-season after the previous Artistic Director announced that he was leaving. Check it out here!

Drinkify Article on Newcity

Hello readers!

Newcity just published an article that I wrote about the website Drinkify, which suggests beverages to go along with bands, artists, and songs. I spoke with the creators and some local Chicago bands about what their drinks were. Check it out here!

 

Motion: A Football Play

Hello Readers,

Newcity Magazine has published another of my articles. This article is about the play “Motion,” written by Ronan Marra, is about the behind-the-scenes workings of the NFL. I interviewed Marra about what prompted him to write the play. I also interviewed the director Aaron Snook and one of the actors, Meredith Alvarez. Check it out here!