Pittsburgh City Paper Internship – Week 4

This week, I really started to realize how much I’m learning during this internship. 

The highlight this week was attending an Improv session at the Steel City Improv Theater. I had to do this for my weekly “Everyone is a Critic” assignment and decided to head down with my friend Eddie. Neither of us had been to Shadyside before. When we arrived, we were likely easily impressed, but still, we were amazed by the area. I think what amazed us the most was the fact that this was a sprawling, exciting part of Pittsburgh we have somehow managed not to visit. It made me realize how much I have to learn about Pittsburgh in the grand scheme of things. 

Improv was loads of fun; everyone actually participated. Neither of us have done Improv before, and we both had a blast. Here is a quick snap Eddie took of me improvising a bit about a confused Muslim (me) who found himself the subject of a baptism:

I also got to interview Marcus Stevens, a Point Park graduate with an impressive acting career. I did a small preview for his lead role as God in the comedy An Act of God. He was a fun, nice and eloquent guy and a pleasure to speak with and write about. 

Another good week, this one eye-opening and rewarding. 

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