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Volunteering at the Charles River Museum

I have recently taken on a volunteer position at the Charles River Museum of Industry. This is something new for me, as I haven’t really done anything like this in this sort of venue before. I guess it counts as yet another different thing in my life and schedule, and I’ll be interested to see how it goes. I’m not sure what exactly I’ll be doing, but once a week I’m planning to show up and be of help in whatever way they can make use of me.

I decided to volunteer it for a bunch of reasons. The biggest one is that two people I really respect have gotten positions there in the last few months, and I’d like to support them and help them out. Bob Perry and Francesca Piper Koss were two of the main organizers for the Watch City Steampunk Festival this past May, resurrecting it after what seemed like interpersonal issues and mismanagement threatened to kill it forever. They did an amazing job, putting the whole big event together in just three months. If I’m not mistaken, their work organizing the festival led to their getting these curator positions, which I think is awesome. They were super-great to work under and were really a great support in my process of producing Mrs. Hawking as part of it.

I’m also kind of treating it as a kind of networking opportunity, so to speak. I’m putting myself out to be of service to an institution I respect and would like to have a connection with. I want to strengthen my relationships with the cool people I’m helping out. That’s what networking is basically, right? Networking is something I’ve been historically very bad at— social anxiety makes me unable to figure out why anyone who wasn’t already my friend would want to help me out when it’s so clear that I just want something from them —so this is an attempt I can make at it that’s manageable. Who knows what will come of it, but at least it’s a way to give it a try. And I can help out the museum and the curators in the meantime.


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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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April 2017


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