We often say, “Don’t talk to strangers.” We grow up fearing strangers. We fear even more when that person is from a different country or a different race, unless we cross borders and see how big the world can be, and how we can connect with each other despite being so different! Being able to study at the University of Findlay with the help of its generous scholarship I am getting that chance. It is enabling me every day to see the beauty of diversity. It is allowing me to stay in a different continent, a different corner of the earth with completely different weather.
I got to do so many amazing things during my first semester here in OilerNation. Now I know how it feels to touch snow, to make a snow angel or to just throw snow balls at your … Read More »
During my very first week here at the University of Findlay, freshmen had the opportunity to attend a session where representatives from more than 100 clubs and student organizations and representatives from the different majors were present. At this session, I had the chance to meet theatre faculty members, Meriah Sage and Carl Walling. At first glance, they both gave me this feeling of acceptance that I couldn’t ignore. So I went to them and started talking about my passion for acting, how from a very early age I loved storytelling and tried this in different forms, from acting in advertisements and music videos to documentaries and television series. They were so patient in hearing my stories. They shared that at UF you can work in different parts of theatre. Do you like working backstage on lighting, sets, costumes or … Read More »
I remember as part of theatre class freshman year having to watch a part of the rehearsal of the upcoming show before watching the finished production. Â I was on run crew for the show so this was no problem or strange occurrence for me. Â Now, as stage manager I am the one who signs the paper certifying the half hour spent at rehearsal.
And I can’t help but wonder what’s going through their heads as they watch what must seem like a group of misfits (I say that lovingly) in shorts and t-shirts pretend like they’re dancing on the streets of ancient Greece. Â Without the costumes, on an unpainted set, basking in the glow of the work lights, and struggling through lines, it’s a new perspective. Â I guess that’s the point though.
Almost a year ago, I started blogging for the University. Â One of my first ideas for an entry was building personalities, I would spend some time in each one of the main buildings on campus and write about that building’s personality. Â I realized I hadn’t done this series yet, so I’ll start with the building I personally spend the most amount of my time in, Egner Center for the Performing Arts.
Recently renovated, Egner now boasts its very own elevator, a project that reshaped the face of the building, but the character of Egner hasn’t changed all that much. Â The character of Egner is just that, it is the home to the bands, theatre, TV studio, and communication classes. Â Many students pass through its halls to their general education communication classes, however there is a collection of students that … Read More »
Most every night this semester you can find me in the Powell Grimm Theatre in Egner. It is, I joke, my home away from home. Theatre is something I have been a part of since 6th grade, those many years ago. Twenty-four shows later â€” and even more if you count all the shows I helped my sister learn the lines for â€” I find myself as Stage Manager for the University’s musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Â It has been a wild ride through the years.
I could tell you hundreds of stories about my time in theatre as the props guard, fly crew, tech crew and resident crew ninja. How I learned most everything about theatre by working … Read More »