A Semester of Firsts...And Many, Many Lasts
Blogger: Marisha Thakker
It’s finally 2014, and I just realized how strange it is going to be to leave Oxy in the fall. When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out, I was the one that refused to leave the theatre because it means it would officially be over. Maybe they’ll have to do the same at graduation! Oxy has become home. This semester, I decided to take all the classes I had always wanted to but never really had time in my schedule to do. I’m really enjoying my musical theatre class (it’s taught by an acting professor and a voice coach, which is really cool) and it doesn’t have any pre-requisites so I didn’t even have to audition to get in! We have a lot of musical talent at Oxy, and it’s interesting as a director to see the other side of theatre and be part of it.
I’m also taking a documentary theatre class where we will be putting together a devised piece at the end of the semester about issues we feel strongly about. With my mixed background in environmental policy and theatre, it's really interesting to see how theatre can be used for social activism. I’m looking forward to all the great memories this semester will bring, and will keep all of you posted on oncoming theatre and dance events this year!