Posted By TBA Staff,
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
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Young journalist Anna Hecht has just completed her internship at Theatre Bay Area. (Congrats, Anna!) As part of his internship, Heren Patel, TBA's other go-getter intern, wrote this piece about his colleague:
By Heren Patel
Anna Hecht, a junior-year journalism student at San Francisco State University, is the arts administration intern at Theatre Bay Area. She started her internship around the end of June, and has been enjoying it ever since. During the beginning of her summer, Anna was looking around for internships that fit her interests in journalism; only one of them included theatre. So, she contacted and got hired by Lily Janiak, TBA's listings editor.
Look out, theatre world: marketing intern Heren Patel and
arts administration intern Anna Hecht. Photo: Heren Patel
Before deciding to pursue journalism, Anna—who also works part-time as a nanny—wanted to teach English to children, and possibly become a writer of children’s books. But all that changed when she took a SF State class in journalism. The class inspired her; she knew that this was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
At Theatre Bay Area, Anna plans to broaden her knowledge about theatre. Her interest in theatre came from her love for musicals, and from her very first beat with San Francisco State University’s student newspaper. Recalling her first musical experiences, she loved watching her cousin’s high-school productions of Seussical and The Music Man. Currently working on listings with Lily Janiak, and on news pieces with digital content manager Laura Brueckner and editor-in-chief Sam Hurwitt, Anna has learned a lot about different genres in theatre. And in return, she makes sure that everything she works on is clear, concise and up-to-date for theatre artists' reading pleasure.