Monday, July 27, 2015

Being a La MaMa Llama: Mary Fulham

Being a La MaMa Llama!

Our experiences of working as summer interns at La MaMa


Above: J. Mehr Kaur, Mary Fulham and Mollie Molumby
outside The Ellen Stewart Theatre

Hi there! Mehr, Mary and Mollie here!

We are three students interning at La MaMa this summer. We decided to nick-name ourselves the La MaMa Llamas as, just like this wooly camelid from South America, we too are cuddly, domesticated and we travel in packs. (We are also quite partial to rhymes and hope that La MaMa interns will be Llamas for years to come.)


Let us tell you a little about ourselves and what interning at La MaMa means to us!


Mary Fulham:

I am from a suburb of Boston, but I have spent the last two years at school in Los Angeles.

La MaMa is one of the few places in the world that showcases the beauty in the intersection of cultures, art, history, and creativity. It is exciting to know that however small one of my tasks at La MaMa may be, my efforts are contributing to the ability of the organization to thrive.

I spent my first day helping Mary clean out her office! We found old photos, letters to and from Ellen, and the original deed to 74A East 4th Street.

My weeks here have shown me that there is much more to a theatre than just the performers! The future of La MaMa depends on the hard work of the administrative teams (and the La MaMa Llamas!).


Keep an eye out for two more blogs chronicling the experiences of our summer interns, the La MaMa Llamas! If you are interested in applying for an internship at La MaMa send an e-mail with a resumé and cover letter to kate@lamama.orgSubmissions are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.