Blake Harper
Paul Wellman

It’s officially summer, which means one thing for The Santa Barbara Independent arts and entertainment offices: intern season. This year, our inboxes were inundated with hungry coeds looking for a chance to play scribe, but it was Blake Harper’s résumé that stood out strongest. A recent Westmont grad and former arts and entertainment editor for the school’s Horizon newspaper, Harper is well-versed in the print game. He also knows what he likes, citing The Beatles and Tarantino among his cultural Illuminati. As for writing, Harper does it all, but his heart, he says, belongs to the theater. “I like that you get to see it live; there’s a performance aspect that fosters connection. I also like that there’s just such a wide range of what theater can be.”


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