Hello, Mo`olelo friends!
My name is Zoe and I’ve been interning here for the past few weeks and it certainly has been an experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I came into this into this internship not really knowing what to expect of it and I was happily surprised by what I found. I really like the fact that Mo`olelo is a fairly small company, this gives it a very tight-knit family vibe which was neat to experience. Everyone at Mo`olelo works together to complete everything that needs to get done, part of being here is helping each other out where help is needed. I experienced this on many occasions during my time here. My jobs have ranged from making coffee and running the elevator to co-running a post-show talk. And what I’ve found is, all of the hard work and effort put into this show (and every show) by its many contributors really pays off. This internship has brought a whole new meaning to the phrase “it takes a village.” I was constantly amazed by all that needed to get done on a daily basis and seeing it accomplished at the end of the day. I also saw even more, how incredibly important Mo`olelo’s mission is. These plays all have such a heavy social significance and the idea of passing on these messages through performance is absolutely wonderful! Each of these plays leave their audiences still thinking after they have left the theatre. One of my tasks during my time here was to co-run one of the post-show talks (another part of Mo`olelo that I admire.) The first question that we asked of the audience was “What is one word you would use to describe how you feel after seeing this play?” There was a moment where the audience was truly thinking and reflecting on what they had just seen and I think that is something very rewarding and powerful to see. Overall my experience here has been a very positive one. Thank you Mo`olelo for this opportunity to learn and grow as a person, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.