Coursework

COMM 100: Understanding Media, Prof. Christine Lawrence

COMM 200: Writing for Communication, Prof. Adell Crowe

COMM 209: Communication & Society, Prof. Laura DeNardis

COMM 300: Public Relations, Prof. Scott Talan

PERF 115: Theatre: Plays, Principles, and Performances with a research lab, Prof. Gail Humphries-Mardirosian

PERF 251: Fundamentals of Acting I, Prof. Carl Menninger

PERF 260: Production I: Stagecraft, Prof. Jason Arnold

PERF 365: Theatre History I, Prof. Cara Gabriel

PERF 366: Theatre History II, Prof. Cara Gabriel

PERF 440: Stage Management, Prof. John Stahrr

PERF 490: Independent Study: Production Manager, Prof. Gail Humphries-Mardirosian

PUAD 396: Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Prof. Sarah Pettijohn

About Me

My name is Dorothy Trigg, and I am from Ewing, NJ.  I am currently a sophomore at American University, studying Public Communication and Theatre (Arts Management).  I would ultimately like to combine these two majors into a career that allows me to promote the performing arts and to share my passion for theatre and dance with the world.  I currently work at the Katzen Arts Center Box Office at American University as a Ticket Seller and Usher.  I also worked as an education intern last summer at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia.  In that position I worked closely with clients, mainly school and summer camp administrators, to organize trips to the Mann’s free children’s concerts and workshops.  I have recently worked as a student stage manager for American University’s production of Ubu Rex, which taught me how to communicate with different types of people and to pay attention to small details while keeping in mind the bigger picture.  I am also a dancer and have been studying for 15 years.  I have focused on Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, and Modern, but I have also taken classes in Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop, African, Acrobatics, and Pointe.  I was on an award-winning competitive dance team for 4 years.  I also played the flute for 9 years in Concert Band, Marching Band, and as occasionally as a soloist.

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

American University

I currently have a GPA of 3.81 and am on the Dean's List.  My expected graduation date is May 2014.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

High School Diploma

Ewing High School

I graduated 3rd in my class of 275 with a weighted GPA of 4.53.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Ticket Office Assistant/Usher

Katzen Arts Center

I work regular shifts in the ticket office, selling tickets to customers both in person and over the phone.  Tix.com is the ticketing system we use.  I also work special events as both an usher and a ticket office assistant.  Duties can include selling tickets, running will call, tearing tickets, handing out programs, answering customers' questions, and crowd control.

My supervisor is Lisa Ager.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

PR/Marketing Intern

Choral Arts Society of Washington

I had a summer internship in the PR/Marketing Department at the Choral Arts Society of Washington.  During my internship, I was in charge of updating the website with current information about the 2012-2013 season using SmartSite technology.  I also produced and sent all electronic communications through PatronMail, 5 communications total, each to over 8,000 patrons.  I have worked on various external communications, including creating materials for mailings about season ticket renewals, designing postcard reminders, and writing press releases.  I also worked on various administrative tasks, including selling season ticket packages, updating and maintaing the organization's press list, and archiving press materials and clippings.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Assistant Production Manager

Greenberg Theatre

I worked as an Assistant Production Manager as part of a 3-credit Independent Study course.  This was the practical element, supplemented by academic study and informational interviews.  I helped to organize and schedule production meetings, organize to-do items for the fall shows, and assist in other small organizational needs of the theatre.

My supervisor was Greg Anderson, and my Independent Study advisor was Dr. Gail Humphries-Mardirosian.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Education Intern

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

I had a summer internship in the Education Department at the Mann Center for Performing Arts.  In the summer, the Education Department hosts a free concert series for children and free workshops for camp groups with the concert artists.  This summer we served over 35,000 children from the Philadelphia area.  I worked both in the office and on site at the venue.  In the office I organized payments to bus companies and to artists, took concert and workshop reservations, and created programs and study guides for our concerts and workshops.  At the venue, I prepared continental breakfast trays for artists, answered patrons' questions, and helped with crowd control.

My supervisor was Rhoda Blount.

Writing Samples

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

I am proficient in using Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel to create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.  I can do a mail merge to create letters and address labels using Excel and Word.

Social Media

I am an avid user of both Facebook and Twitter, and proficient in using LinkedIn and WordPress.  I understand the complexities of using social media in an increasingly digital world.

Spanish

I took 4 semesters of high school Spanish, progressing to Level 5, the highest level offered at my high school.  I also took 1 semester of 300-level Spanish in college.  I know all the tenses, including subjunctive.  With practice, I could become more and more fluent.

Flute

I studied the flute for 8 years.  I played in concert band, marching band, and did some solo work.  I took private lessons sporadically.  I can also play the piccolo, but I do not have as much experience on it.

Dance

I have 15 years of training in various dance styles, specifically Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Lyrical/Contemporary.  I have also studied Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop, and African.  I was on an award-winning competitive dance team from 2006-2010, under the direction of Travis Breen and Eric McCotter.