Meet the Interns and Project Coordinators.
Ali King is a senior anthropology major at Haverford College. A lifelong aficionado of the performing arts, Ali has accompanied anthropology courses with piano lessons and theatre seminars. During college she acted (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Harold Pinter’s A Slight Ache, one-acts of Tennessee Williams, and Michael Blieden’s Staged Reading sponsored by the Lutton Fund) on all three of the tri-co campuses. Ali continues to have a ball as a member of Haverford’s longform comedy improvisation group, The Throng. Hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri, she has enjoyed observing the flourishing arts and culture scene in Philadelphia. Last summer she interned for the Arden Theatre’s development department and for marketing at the Wilma Theater. After a whirlwind semester studying in Prague this past spring, Ali was fortunate to receive a Hurford Humanities summer internship with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, working with “Arts Commentary: Perspectives on the Arts” grants. This semester, Ali had the opportunity to interview Amy Sedaris at Haverford, as well as perform as “Karen” in SERVICE, a new play by Jesse Paulsen. After college, Ali plans on pursuing public advocacy of culture and the arts.
Charles is a Junior English major-er and Math minor-er, and got involved in Among Friends after he stepped on a muddy informational flyer on his way to lunch; he has been in continual wonder at Fate's handiwork ever since. Charles, who appreciates art that is honest, genuine, and that brings people together, currently resides in cushy Chino Hills, California, but originally hails from the tough streets of Ann Arbor, where he daily braved thousands of speeding Volvos and Subarus (all traveling way past the speed limit) on his way to school, where he studied hard, dreaming about someday making it big-time in the Keystone State.
When I was little and it thundered and rained my parents played Love Shack to calm me down.
Hey there friends. I'm a current sophomore at Haverford. As to what I do, I'm an English major, Chinese minor, member of the Throng improvisational performance group, and usually knee deep in Quaker affairs. Currently, I'm SUPER-stoked about working on the Among Friends project with William Pope.L. Let art flourish at Haverford! May a thousand flowers explode!
I'm doing among friends because it means I get to be not just an intern but also an artist-by-association. Nao is really cool about that. My other interests include: music, hair, and cooking.
John Muse is currently Haverford College’s Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hurford Humanities Center. In 2006 he received a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley. His dissertation, The Rhetorical Afterlife of Photographic Evidence, co-chaired by Judith Butler and Kaja Silverman, analyzes Roland Barthes' numerous writings on photography, an artwork by Roni Horn entitled Another Water (the River Thames, for Example), and an essay by Avital Ronell on the videotaped beating of Rodney King, “TraumaTV: Twelve Steps Beyond the Pleasure Principle.” Muse shows how these works use photographs to promulgate rather than reduce a crisis of the evident. His single-channel videotapes and multi-media installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. In 2003 New Langton Arts in San Francisco staged a mid-career retrospective of the installation works that he and frequent collaborator Jeanne C. Finley have created. In 2001 Muse and Finley received a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship for their experimental documentary project, Age of Consent. In 1999 they received a Creative Capital Foundation Award. In 1995 they received Artist in Residence fellowships from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. The Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco represents his installation works, and the Video Data Bank distributes his single-channel works.
Julia is a freshman at Bryn Mawr College, from the city of Boston, MA. Not to be confused with the surrounding suburbs, which lots of people also like to call Boston. I like grapefruits and cutting hair.
Kaplan, the 2006-07 team captain, was second in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.546) last year. His 10.6 points per game were third on the team and a career best. At the Flint Hills Invitational, he earned all-tournament honors after scoring 16 points against James Madison and 15 the next night against Savannah State. In the two games, he made 13 of 18 shots from the field. He also earned all-tournament recognition and was selected as the first Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance at the season-opening John Thompson Classic at Nebraska. In three games, he averaged 17.7 points, including scoring a career-high 19 against Nebraska. He scored in double figures in 16 of the 25 games he played in. He did not play on Yale's trip to Spain last spring because he was recovering from wrist surgery.
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