May 1, 2012
Dear Ladies, Gentlemen, and Germs,
It's officially official: my interdisciplinary concentration proposal was PASSED! I no longer have to awkwardly explain my "limbo"-like status when people ask what my major is- I can now officially say it out loud!
I am a Performance Studies major.
AHH! Those words feel so good to type.
Okay, so basically what this means is I am combining the practical study of performance through theater and dance with the theoretical studies of performance and interaction rituals through sociology and anthropology. Throw in some Africana Studies, Creative Writing, a little this a little that, and ba da bing ba da boom! You have a Performance Studies major.
The layman's explanation of this is that I want to study performance art, but I also want to study how it affects society and how society affects it. I want to be able to use what I learn in both a career in the arts as well as a career in business. Basically, I'm seeking to prover the "Theater is impractical" naysayers wrong.
It's taken me 6 months to finalize this proposal, and this is the first time it felt real. I have all, and I mean ALL, of my classes planned out for the next two years (it's a 15 class major), and even know exactly what my Senior Thesis will be (to write and direct a play).
Let the games begin! SO PUMPED!
Major / Minor: Creative writing / Theatre
Activities: lacrosse, The Duel Observer, theater production
Favorite Pastimes: Hanging out with friends and meeting new people, playing pickup lacrosse, napping in Opus, belting show tunes in the practice rooms, getting lost in the Glen, midnight breakfast at the diner
Hometown: Pennington, N.J.
High School: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart