When I was thinking of topics to write about for my Enterprise Story,
I knew it needed to be something I was passionate about. I threw
around ideas of something to do with Greek life, interviewing theater
companies around town and something having to do with visual art. I
immediately realized that those were too broad. I tried narrowing
ideas down by making them more specific. I finally came to the idea of
writing an article detailing the Utah Shakespeare Competition that
happens every fall. I knew it was specific enough, but was also part
of the bigger and more widely known Utah Shakespeare Festival. I knew
that people probably knew about the festival, but probably did not
know that there was a high school competition attached to it.
I was already planning on going down to Cedar City, Utah, for the
competition with my work, so it was a perfect choice! My only worry
was that I was going to be too personally and emotionally attached to
the piece. I competed in the Shakespeare Competition for three years
and have gone back working with Youth Theatre at the University of
Utah for the last four years. I knew that if I committed to covering
the competition as a whole that I would not get tied up in my past
The sources that I chose to use were good ones because
they varied in experience with the competition. I talked to my boss,
Penny Caywood, about her experiences with the competition and what it
has been like to take a non-traditional high school group for the last
seven years. Then I decided that the best people to interview would be
students who were attending the competition. I talked to several
students from different schools — one who it was their first year and
another who had been competing for many years. Their views were
different, but they both shared that the Utah Shakespeare Competition
had been a very positive part of their high school careers.
The writing process for this article was fun and easier than I
expected. Because I had previous knowledge about the basics of the
competition, I was able to dive in and learn more about the details. I
did gather a lot of information, and it was hard to decide what to put
in the article. But when I decided that my structure would be breaking
down and describing each element of the competition, it got much
easier to pick and choose what information actually added to my piece.
Through writing my Enterprise Story I learned that I like to
incorporate a more playful and informal tone into my writing. I’m not
sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but it is definitely a thing! I
loved writing this piece and hope that you enjoy it and check out the
Utah Shakespeare Festival and Competition in years to come!
Hi! I am Kim Davison and I am a fourth-year student at the University of Utah double majoring in strategic communications and theatre studies. I am very involved on campus and love everything about the U!
I am currently the president of an online magazine on campus called Her Campus Utah. Her Campus is written by students for students and has been one of the best parts of my college career.
I am involved in Greek life on campus and am a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. I am also on the Greek Council as the vice president of events for Panhellenic. Through that position, I have planned all
of the Greek-wide events for 2018. I have also held positions on ASUU, It’s On Us, Student Media Council and more!
Here are some quick fun facts about me:
1. I love to travel and have been to over 30 countries.
2. I am very crafty and love to sew, embroider and paint.
3. I have two dogs and a cat.
4. My favorite animal is a whale.