Meet Our Fall Marketing and Communications Assistant, Noah Delgado
September 01, 2022
Hello distinguished readers! My name is Noah Delgado and I am Phoenix Center for the Arts Fall Marketing and Communications Assistant. It is an incredible honor to get to work in an environment so deeply driven by a love of the arts. I discovered the position through the Phoenix Office of Art and Culture and I could not be more excited to join as a POAC student worker!
Storytelling and art is an integral part of who I am. I’m a firm believer in the power of art and stories to bolster communities and inspire people to do great things.
Born and raised here in the Phoenix area, I am currently a fourth year student at Arizona State University. There, I am pursuing concurrent Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Walter Cronkite School as well as Theatre with a concentration in Acting at the Herberger Institute. I was part of the original team behind the Rocky Mountain Emmy Student Production Award-winning webseries Served: Inside the Story of Our Food, through SPOT 127 Youth Media Center.
In summer 2020 I worked as a broadcast producer for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS; working remotely to create daily video news updates. In spring 2021 I worked for the State Press as a writer on the Echo desk. With the State Press I covered issues and wrote essays around arts and culture. My writing featured everything from movie and book reviews, to deeper looks into popular genre fiction and storytelling.
In addition to my journalism work, I am a longtime member of Arizona’s arts community. As an actor I have performed in numerous productions with theatre companies all over the valley, including Arizona Regional Theatre’s Fall 2019 production of Lucky Stiff which performed right here at the Phoenix Center for the Arts! More recently, I appeared as a lead in the west coast tour of Brelby Productions’ award-winning original play Luna & Solis. The production, which started here in Arizona and took us through Portland, Oregon and finished its run at the San Diego International Fringe Festival to high praise from festival attendees.
My passion for acting also feeds into my love of less conventional theatrical traditions. My artistic inspirations are eclectic and can vary from mainstream pop culture, to avant garde, fringe material. A lover of devised theatre and theatre for social change, I am currently serving as the assistant dramaturg as well as a deviser for Anthropocene, a devised theatre project conceived by ASU’s own Dr. Rachel Bowditch.
After graduating, my goal is to continue to write about issues regarding art and culture as well as advocate for more unique forms of artistic expression. The work that attracts me is work that challenges convention and embraces community in ways they many may never have imagined.
I am thrilled to join this team and would like to thank the Phoenix Center for the Arts for giving me this incredible opportunity!