About

Alison Durkee is a New York City-based writer and editor with a specialization in politics, theatre, dance, history, and cultural tourism.

Current evening contributor and social media assistant for Vanity Fair‘s The Hive and Features Editor for London-based theatre website Everything Theatre. Former 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; nostalgia in contemporary culture; gender equality/women’s health; and artistic interpretations of history.

Education:
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

Skills:
Software: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; Microsoft Office; G Suite; 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 Style, 7+ years of French study, fluency in both US (native speaker) and UK English.