**Please find updated samples of my writing at alisondurkee.com.**
New York City-based writer and editor with a specialization in theatre, dance, and cultural tourism.
Current Features Editor for the London-based theatre website Everything Theatre and news writer for Mic.com. Contributor to such online publications as Exeunt Magazine, StageBuddy, Dance Network, and Critical Dance, with additional cultural/travel writing for Thought Gallery and City Guide NY.
Professional experience includes work with HERE Arts Center as Marketing Fellow, in addition to serving as a Research Assistant for The Theatre Museum and "With No Regrets: A Dancin' Man's Journey," an independent documentary on Broadway dancer/choreographer Tony Stevens that debuted at the 2013 Dances with Films Festival in Hollywood, CA.
MA with Distinction, Theatre Studies (Performance and the City)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Thesis on Midcentury Nostalgia and Musical Theatre Revivals
BA Individualized Study (Concentration in Musical Theatre Studies and History)
New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Software/Skills: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; Microsoft Office; Wordpress/CMS; HTML/CSS; and basic graphic design/DSLR photography (samples available upon request). Fluency in both US (native speaker) and UK English.