Internships & Experiential Learning

Leanne Calderone

Leanne CalderoneI have to say that I have the most amazing internship ever. I was lucky enough to be able to work with the Non Profit Organization Broadway in South Africa. They are a non profit devoted to “creating change through art” in South Africa, and in the United States. Every year BSA goes to South Africa to teach theatre camps and bring aid to underprivileged children. They use art to help foster self esteem in children.

I got this internship quite by accident. Last year Regis College rented out the Casey Theatre to the Openfields theatre group. I was lucky enough to get to talk to the director, who introduced me to Adam Kantor, one of the directors of BSA. After chatting for a few minutes he offered me an internship with BSA for the summer, and hopefully summers to follow. I had no idea what was in store for me, but was wholly excited to be working with a group of Broadway actors for such a great cause. They pretty much took me right into the group with out batting an eyelash, and I did whatever they needed done, which mostly included anything organizational. We spent the better part of the summer planning and organizing our third annual Benefit Gala, which is our major fundraiser for the year. This gala, which took place on October 4, 2010 at the Manhattan theatre center went incredibly well. We had a wonderful group of performers and presenters, and a sold out show. So many people came out to support BSA. I feel very accomplished, and extremely lucky to have been able to be a part of this organization, and look forward to continuing to work with them as the years continue.

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