Cultch spotlight: Meet our interns!

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Over the past few months, The Cultch’s offices slowly became home to three wonderful interns who have been having fun and working hard! Since the sun has started to poke its head out, we thought it was time to shine some light on our interns.

Chantal - Outreach Intern

Chantal – Outreach Intern

Why did you decide to intern at The Cultch? How did you apply to become an intern?
I was interested in expanding my performance skills into arts administration and I thought The Cultch would be a perfect fit for me as I was a fan of the programming. I submitted my resume and cover letter through my internship program at SFU who had already made a connection with The Cultch. I was asked to come in for an interview and was thrilled when I was asked to come on board as their Outreach Intern.

What is your favourite place to go for lunch on The Drive?
Five Elements Cafe. The owners are awesome and the Vietnamese food is always fresh and delicious.

What was you favourite show from this season?
I think I am going to have to say The Daisy Theatre by Ronnie Burkett. He brings so much creative energy into the room. I am definitely going to see it again next season.

What is your best memory and what are you going to take away with you when you leave The Cultch?
It’s a toss up between the attack of Star Wars potato heads and the letter stuffing day. I’m going to take away with me more ideas and inspirations than I know what to do with and an even greater dedication to making theatre happen in Vancouver. Oh, and the perfect way to fold a letter.

Paige – Archivist & Research Intern

Why did you decide to intern at The Cultch? How did you apply to become an intern?
I am an arts co-op student at UBC, and a masters candidate at the School or Library, Archival and Information Studies there. A posting for an internship opportunity came up on the co-op board, and I was eager to apply at an organization with such a wealth of history. I applied and met Cindy & Nicole in December, and started working in the archives in January.

What is your favourite place to go for lunch on The Drive?
Definitely Five Elements.

What was your favourite show from this season?
Mies Julie was definitely a heavy-hitter. Really excellent!

What is your best memory?
My best memories have been sharing treasures from the archives at the staff meetings and eating pie on my birthday.

Maria - Marketing Intern

Maria – Marketing Intern

Why did you decide to intern at The Cultch? How did you apply to become an intern?
As part of my French Business School, I had the opportunity to do an internship. I really wanted to do it abroad and had fallen in love with Vancouver years ago. I heard about The Cultch from one of my friends who told me what a nice environment it was to work at. I sent my resume and cover letter and got a phone interview. I feel very lucky that I got the job and also thankful for their patience dealing with all the paperwork that my visa required.

What is your favourite place to go for lunch on The Drive?
Havana, for their Parmesan and truffle fries.

What was your favourite show from this season?
I would say Me So You So Me because it wasn’t like anything I’ve seen before.

What is your best memory and what are you going to take away with you when you leave The Cultch?
It’s hard to pick a memory since my internship isn’t over yet. So far, I would say serving the food at the opening night of Mies Julie because it made my job feel more real. I finally got to meet some of the patrons and it showed me that what I do in the office means something. I can’t really say what I’m going to take away with me yet, but I already know that I learned a lot!