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Carmen R. Lawrence | First-year Arts Administration Student

Occupation: Administrative Intern, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati 

Carmen Lawnrence

I have the great fortune of working with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC). Located in the heart of Cincinnati’s thriving arts scene, ETC brings new, exciting theatrical works to the city. A new position was designed for me wherein I work directly under the Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Myers, who must be one of the busiest women in Cincinnati! I joke that Lynn delegates to me all the work she would do if she had four more hours in a day. Much of my job entails screening submitted scripts, aiding in artistic planning for the 2018-2019 season, assisting the marketing and development departments when they’re short staffed and assisting Lynn in her other responsibilities.

This position has been amazing. Not only am I in love with Ensemble’s mission and programming, but my particular work with Lynn has opened my eyes to responsibilities in theatre administration that I’d never previously considered. I never would have thought that I’d be interested in a position with such heavy artistic responsibilities, but it turns out that I absolutely adore intermingling my creative and administrative skills sets. Lynn has been a true inspiration!