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December 14, 2016

Fall Intern Takeover


Good morning, friends! It’s Emily, the Marketing Intern at Samuel French. As my time at Sam French comes to an end, I decided to take you all on a journey through a typical day in my life here. If you follow Sam French on Snapchat, Twitter, or Instagram (which you should be), you saw my Intern Takeover on December 13th. If you missed it, or want to relive it, here are some highlights.

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Like any red-blooded college student, caffeine is the only thing that keeps me going. I wish I could say that my coffee intake has increased this semester, but I’ve been an avid Starbucks goer since middle school. Also, Holiday Cups allow me to match my coffee and lipstick so I look put together.

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Not to sound sappy, but it is such a heartwarming experience to see all the local theaters around the country putting on shows and having the time of their lives. I’ve dedicated a substantial portion of my time here reaching out to as many theaters as possible and it will definitely be something I miss when I leave.


There is nothing better than a fantastic lunch with fantastic company. I had the pleasure of getting to have lunch with the best Intern Supervisor around on one of my last days. We laughed, we ate, and we laughed some more. Courtney, thanks for giving me some of your knowledge, sparkle, and creativity and sending me off with some great advice!

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After lunch, I took a trip uptown to run an errand and got to experience some great subway musicians. As much as I love it here at Samuel French, it is nice to get out of the office every now and then and get some of that “fresh” Manhattan air. And plus, my subway stop was right by Carnegie Hall, which is one of my favorite spots in the city. I also got coffee #3 of the day, which I’ll admit was not my last.


You can’t work in an office filled with scripts and not spend a few minutes browsing through one or five plays. Each play houses their own individual world, and being surrounded by so many unique and beautiful worlds has been equal parts intimidating and comforting. Most days were spent mentally expanding the never-ending list of plays I MUST read.


I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the life of a Samuel French Intern. This experience has been better than I ever could have imagined. It opened my eyes to so many new possibilities, helped me grow as a person, and gave me more unique opportunities than I ever could have asked for. Working here has reemphasized the importance of theatre in the world and inspired me to find my place in making theatre happen.