Each fall, the Hop welcomes a new batch of Dartmouth student interns. For the next academic year, these six juniors and seniors will spend 10 hours a week embedded in various Hop departments, learning the ropes in production, marketing, educational outreach, box office, house management, graphic design and more, and taking on important responsibilities in those Hop arenas.
We asked this year’s interns to introduce themselves and tell us what Hop events they most look forward to this fall.
Haley Gordon ’18, from Elkins Park, PA, is a double major in theater and government who is interning with the Hop’s Operations Department, which is in charge of managing the Hop maintenance and productions. Haley says: “I am looking forward to joining the Hop team and learning more about all the behind the scenes work that makes a professional performing arts center run smoothly.”
Haley’s five top fall picks:
Yerma, National Theatre Live in HD: Unable to get one of the highly sought after tickets for the production at the Young Vic this summer, I was thrilled to learn that National Theater Live decided to broadcast Lorca’s masterful play about a woman who cannot conceive.
Cabaret, Dartmouth Department of Theater: So excited to see what director Carol Dunne does with an iconic musical and a talented array of student actors, singers, and dancers at her disposal.
Pink Martini: Multiple languages and genres filtered through the common lens of jazz music should make for an entertaining concert!
Antigone In Ferguson, by Theater of War Productions: A fan of Antigone since taking Theater 15, I’m really interested by the idea of a presentation of a classical text framed by a specific, intentional contemporary connection.
Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble: New ensemble director Taylor Ho Bynum’s first concert opens with some big band favorites.