Some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted since the new year. Some of you may not have noticed. Either way, here’s why:
My final semester of college began with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), where I participated in an intense workshop series called Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy (ITJA). With the program, I saw 7 plays at the festival and wrote reviews on each, 2 of which were workshopped by professional theater critic Andy Propst.
I took what I learned from ITJA and applied it to my English senior seminar class that semester. I took 2 extra classes, French II and elementary jazz dance, than I needed to graduate because they interested and challenged me. Although I’ve been dancing since I was 2, that jazz class brought me back to the basics that I don’t often think about and taught me jazz dance history. I also took Astronomy II as my physics elective to broaden my knowledge of the universe because stargazing is one of my favorite pastimes.
In my collaborative theatre class, I had the opportunity to film a short comedic project I wrote about problems on ESU’S campus. Watch below:
On top of classes on weekdays, my extracurriculars had me booked almost every weekend. I worked on theater productions, danced in the Cabaret, helped organize the International Festival, volunteered with Rotaract and met all requirements as a brother of Phi Sigma Pi, including a volleyball tournament in Maryland!
I am no longer set to serve in the Peace Corps, so I spent a lot of the semester applying for flight attendant jobs to live my dream of flying and traveling.
I spent spring break visiting friends from study abroad in England and Scotland. I even saw some panda bears, my favorite animal, for the first time!
After graduation early May, I got a paid eight week internship at the “Scranton Times,” where I am currently writing newspaper articles. I also work at McDonald’s on the weekend for extra cash to save up for my big move to NYC mid-September. More on that later…
In the meantime, here are some photos from my most recent NYC visit. I saw Sweeney Todd and enjoyed pre-show pie and mash by Obama’s White House pastry chef!
I’ve been quite busy recently, if I say so myself, but I have a lot more to look forward to! Stay tuned.
What are you looking forward to this summer?