Luner on Theatre Welcomes New Staff Member
As promised, Luner on Theatre has some exciting new updates coming to our blog as we return to the web! If you haven’t figured it out by now, Luner on Theatre is solely managed and run by its founder, Chris Luner. However, as we work to expand our theatre coverage for you across the nation, we decided it was time to bring another staff member on board in order to most efficiently make that promise happen! Today, Luner on Theatre for the first time in history would like to introduce you to our newest staff member, Dan Luner!
Dan Luner is a 21-year old rising theatre publicist living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Dan is currently a junior at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania working towards a Bachelor of the Arts in Communications. At Cabrini, Dan has immersed himself into communication, marketing and public relations working with The Loquitur (School Newspaper), the LOQation News Program and Cabrini Sports Communication. Dan has spent time in theatre both as a technician and performer in both middle and high school. Post high school, Dan has spent the past 3 summers working for Upper Darby Summer Stage in their marketing department. Dan focuses not only in communications but works a freelance photographer with his own business which he created, Dan Luner Photos.
Dan Luner is the first staff member to join the Luner on Theatre team since its creation in 2011. Dan will serve as the Philadelphia Theatre Correspondent and report solely on theatre news and review productions located in and around the Philadelphia region. Philadelphia is not only one of the largest cities in the United States but also one of the largest cities for arts in the United States. While the theatre community and arts scene in Philadelphia has always been a strong one, the community is continuing to expand hence our call for a city specific correspondent. Philadelphia is home to the Walnut Street Theatre, the Arden Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company and Lantern Theatre Company just to name a few! This does not include the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, the Forrest Theater or the Merriam Theatre which are all home to the Broadway in Philadelphia series. Theatre Philadelphia has just relaunched The Barrymore Awards in Philadelphia which we have covered in past years.
While being home to dozens of theatre companies today, Philadelphia’s rich theatre history dates back centuries. Philadelphia’s The Academy of Music (Built in 1855) is the oldest opera house in the United States still operating for its original purpose while the Walnut Street Theatre (Built in 1809 & pictured right), just blocks away, is the oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States. Philadelphia is a treasure trove of theatre for the United States and we are more than excited to bring you news you want or may have never known about this city!
Chris took a moment to speak with Dan about joining the Luner on Theatre!
Chris: What do you like best about the Philadelphia theatre scene?
Dan: “What I like best about the Philly Theatre Scene is that it’s back on the rise and becoming a staple in the Philadelphia community again. The arts are such a powerhouse in Philly and people are starting to rediscover that.”
Chris: What do you hope to bring to Luner on Theatre?
Dan: “I hope to bring an influence to Luner On Theatre and that people will be more inclined to go see shows after reading my stories. I’m also just excited to broaden my writing experiences as well as my theatrical knowledge.”
Luner on Theatre is excited not only to bring you the news of our first ever staff member but also of our expanding theatre coverage to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! If you are a part of the theatre scene in Philadelphia or the surrounding region and would like your show covered or reviewed, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We are now working to have Philadelphia Theatre Correspondent covering anything possible as we look to make our mark! For more, visit Luner on Theatre’s Philadelphia Theatre Page and stay tuned for our expanding coverage! Welcome aboard, Dan!