- finish grad school applications to Yale, UC Irvine, and Brown
- apply to the Chautauqua summer theatre conservatory
- finish writing a chapter for my thesis on a ritual analysis of contemporary theatre practices
- performing in the showcase for my Musical Theatre Dance Styles class
- finish constructing my audition song-book
- acquire Christmas presents for my family
05th Dec 2013
04th Dec 2013
Well, there’s been almost no buildup to this moment, since I’ve been neglecting this blog for the past two weeks, but today is the last day of classes. Which means, as of 3:20 today, I will never have another Fall Semester class again as an undergrad.
I’ve found myself getting sentimental about odd things the past few weeks - last night we decided which show’s we’ll be doing in HTAC, and I realized it would be the last time I’ll ever vote in HTAC for something that would actually affect me. It seems like a somewhat absurd sentiment… but I also nearly cried after my last performance of “Hello, Little Girl” two weekends ago, so who knows.
Anyway, after today I’ll be done with two of my classes from this semester. Which means I’ll be two classes closer to graduating…
21st Nov 2013
Well, I’ve been neglecting this blog in the past two weeks - admittedly it’s been crazy. We’re now in the second week of performances for Into the Woods (we have two more left! Tomorrow and Saturday night!). I’ve also been frantically trying to catch up on my schoolwork that I was putting aside during tech week (yaaay approaching Chinese final). And preparing for my family to come up here for Thanksgiving!
We’re celebrating the turkey holiday up here this year, in Phily with some other family. I’m glad to have been able to give my family a reason to come up to this part of the country semi-regularly, and even more glad that they can make it work to come.
So, a lot has been happening. And somehow, my final fall semester is coming to a close.
06th Nov 2013
05th Nov 2013
I’m dealing with Grad School applications right now. Which means I’m spending a lot of time thinking about my life after UD. I visited Yale School of Drama last Friday. The campus was beautiful.
And the visitor day was wonderful. I’m becoming increasingly aware that this time next year… I may be in grad school.
Now I need to go back to tech week for Into the Woods! It opens on the 15th and I’m sure I’ll be posting more about it in the coming days.
25th Oct 2013
Let it be documented in the annals of Anthropology that last night I hung with three other ANTH major friends and the conversation fluctuated between discussing our senior theses, commiserating about relationship woes, and crying about Durkheim’s reductionist social theories.
18th Oct 2013"Sitting in the Dark: Ethnography of Patrons of Professional Theatre"
I think this is going to be the title of my senior thesis!
(I’ve finally been able to get some work started on writing up the research I did this summer. It’s started with a casual 25-page in-company report that I just finished this week. Woof.)
18th Oct 2013
My performance of Next to Normal was last weekend, and it went really well. I can hardly believe I only had one, but now I’ve been diving headfirst back into the work I’ve been putting off for the past week.
Right now, that means looking at grad schools. I’ve got my schools picked out. They are:
- UC Irvine
This next step is something that I’ve been working towards in my time here at UD (without really knowing it). I came to college wanting to be somewhere where I would graduate feeling comfortable to move into the next phase of my life. Thankfully I’m not quite there yet, but I am in the process of figuring out what that’s going to be, and right now none of my options look bad.