A part of the writing major curriculum at Grand Valley is the completion of a for-credit internship, which is designed to build upon the skills students have gained in class. I reached out to Gary in late February, remembering that he co-owned GEM Theatrics with his wife, Mary Beth. By the end of the following month I had signed on to complete my internship through him. I felt the best use of my talents would be in a performing arts setting that would allow me to see the theater in new ways.
Following graduation from Grand Valley in April, I hope to begin full-time employment with a performing arts organization in New York, and pursue graduate-level study in performance at some point in the next few years. I look forward to these upcoming months with GEM Theatrics, and being able to engage readers with content that will both inspire and produce meaning.