Summer Student Blog Post: Surprise!

 A candid shot of me from camp last summer. When you love your job, even sweeping up after craft time is fun!  Photo credit: Katrina Salmon

A candid shot of me from camp last summer. When you love your job, even sweeping up after craft time is fun!

Photo credit: Katrina Salmon

Surprise! I’m back!

Hello, everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Ally, and I will be working as a summer student here at Quick As A Wink this summer. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

This summer actually makes my fifth working here at Quick As A Wink Theatre; I first came on for just one week back in 2012 to assist in running our Page to Stage summer camp, only to return and work full time during the summer of 2014, 2015, AND 2016. I was afraid that my education would prevent me from being able to apply this year – as I am currently working away on my second degree – so it was such a wonderful surprise when I learned I could find the time and would still be able to come back after all. I have a huge passion for theatre, especially that done through QAAW, and I am thrilled to be back working with such a wonderful community for another summer.

I’ll be working away on a number of different things over the next few months. For the next few weeks, you may not see too much of me as I will be operating mostly behind the scenes on various tasks: maintaining our social media pages, assisting in some camp planning, and so on. As we get deeper into the summer, however, expect to see me around much more! I will be taking over Mark’s Pub Trivia hosting duties for a while in the coming weeks, making my official 2017 return on May 30th, so I hope to see you there! I will also, along with my new QAAW coworker (who I’m sure you will hear from soon!), be responsible for planning and running our upcoming summer camps! Camp weeks are my absolute favorite of the summer, so I could not be more excited. You can register or learn more about summer camp by clicking here!

Part of my job this summer, as in the past, will also be to keep you all up to date on what is happening over at QAAW, and of course, our most notable upcoming event is our performance of The Music Man! The show opens on June 2nd, with a special Pay What You Can show on June 1st. Check out our Facebook page for more details!

I’m keeping this post short and sweet today, but fear not; you will certainly be hearing more from me soon! I look forward to chatting with you all over the course of this summer. Feel free to reach out to me any time you like!

Until next time!

Ally