Alison Durkee is a New York City-based writer and editor with a specialization in politics, theatre, dance, history, and cultural tourism.
Current breaking news reporter for Forbes. Previously served as evening contributor and social media assistant for Vanity Fair‘s The Hive; Features Editor for London-based theatre website Everything Theatre; and as a news/politics writer for Mic. Member of the New York Outer Critics Circle and freelance contributor to such online publications as Off Off Online, Thought Gallery, and City Guide NY.
Additional professional experience includes work with HERE Arts Center (Marketing Fellow), The Theatre Museum (Research Assistant), and With No Regrets: A Dancin’ Man’s Journey (Research Assistant), an independent documentary on Broadway dancer/choreographer Tony Stevens that debuted at the 2013 Dances with Films Festival in Hollywood, CA.
Particular areas of research/writing interest include musical theatre dance/history on stage and screen; classic Hollywood; nostalgia in contemporary culture; gender equality/women’s health; and artistic interpretations of history.
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: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; Microsoft Office; G Suite; Email Newsletter Software (Constant Contact, Sailthru); Social Media Management Tools (SocialFlow, Hootsuite); WordPress/CMS; HTML/CSS
Arts: Graphic design, DSLR photography (samples available upon request), and dancing/choreography (tap, jazz, ballet, theatre dance)
Languages/Style Guides: AP/Chicago Style, 7+ years of French study, fluency in both US (native speaker) and UK English.