Beacon School Class of 2006
George Washington Class of 2010
MFA Candidate University of Maryland
At Beacon, I was lucky enough to be fully embraced for my performance poetry before moving on into plays that were different but utterly wonderful. Having to learn lines and staging helped me develop my own craft.
Once On This Island was probably my favorite, because everything that could go wrong did and it was still a moving and gorgeous production. A tree emerged from the middle of the stage!
I enrolled at The George Washington University in DC and I created my own major- Special Interdisciplinary: Performing Arts. It was awesome because I combined all the things I wanted to learn: creative writing, performance studies, theatre, anthropology, dance and then created a one-woman show as my Honors Thesis.
My advice to Beacon students? Don't be afraid of trying non-traditional paths. It's ok to make things up. There is no right way or blueprint to be an artist. Do you.