Written By Malin Jörnvi
Published: February 14, 2017
To intern is a big part (and pressure) at NYU, and for us who put a lot of work into our academics during the semester and also have had to go home and work over every break, it has been a cause of stress. However, this semester I have the pleasure to spend four of my credits, 12 hours a week, with the Scandinavian American Theater Company where I get to work closely with one of the founders and artistic directors, Albert. And as the apparent epic fit, I have really enjoyed my first few days. Not only do I get to see more of New York (as we meet in both Brooklyn and Queens), I also get to meet the (mostly Danish) company members and see real life examples of how they stay in NYC as international artists. Plus, in addition to it being such a small company and I thus get an insight in most every aspect of what it takes to run a theater group in New York, I also have the privilege of the, to me, typical Scandinavian work environment without hierarchies. This means that I’ve been put in charge of learning and facilitating the transition of the company’s new communication interface. Yes. Technology. That’s what you get for ameliorating your resume.
Stage Reading of “Thinking Time” by Liv Heløe, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY