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Student Blog: Interview with Racks Nieto - A Costa Rican Actress in London PhotoStudent Blog: Interview with Racks Nieto - A Costa Rican Actress in London
by Student Blogger: Max Martinez - January 20, 2022

'I've always wanted to be an actress,' Racks Nieto tells me. She's 6 hours ahead of me. She's in London and I'm in Costa Rica. But not even the Atlantic Ocean can get between our friendship. She remembers a documentary she watched recently, because a dancer is asked the same question. 'She thought it was a weird question because it was like asking her why she breathes. She just does it. And I know what she means. I feel the same way about acting. It's always been a part of me. I just do it.'
Student Blog: How TICK, TICK... BOOM! Sparks Inspiration PhotoStudent Blog: How TICK, TICK... BOOM! Sparks Inspiration
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - January 19, 2022

Like many other theatre kids, the release of tick, tick... BOOM! was ground breaking and epiphanic. Seeing one of the most beautiful stories ever be translated on to film with such grace and poetry was such a turning point in my life. Not only has Lin-Manuel Miranda proven his excellence in directing but he has given humanity one of the most emotive and inspiring stories. Maybe it's because we're in year three of a pandemic, maybe it's because my degree will be complete in ten months but there's something about this movie, the narrative, the theme, the message and even the soundtrack that just sparks inspiration.
Student Blog: Preparing the Part PhotoStudent Blog: Preparing the Part
by Student Blogger: Grace Cutler - January 18, 2022

The actor's preparatory work is a testament to their discipline and professionalism. There is so much growth that happens during the process but I believe that it is important to start with a strong foundation. Confidence in the beginning allows for great discoveries throughout the process. I urge you to find what works to help you meet your new character, and commit to a discipline within the process for the most meaningful experience.
Student Blog: Takeaways From My First Semester At College PhotoStudent Blog: Takeaways From My First Semester At College
by Student Blogger: Jake Aron - January 18, 2022

The biggest lesson I have learned from my first semester at college is that college is what you make of it. If you're going to college just to get a degree, spend all your time studying. If you want to get a degree plus some friends and lifelong memories, find a good work-life balance that works for you.
Student Blog: My Experience Performing in Immersive Theatre PhotoStudent Blog: My Experience Performing in Immersive Theatre
by Student Blogger: Rebecca Goldfarb - January 18, 2022

During my winter break, I had the opportunity to perform in an original immersive theatre production at the Tilles Center called Branching Out! But how is an immersive production doable during a pandemic? Read to find out!
Student Blog: A Word About Swings, Standbys, and Understudies PhotoStudent Blog: A Word About Swings, Standbys, and Understudies
by Student Blogger: Meredith Muirhead - January 17, 2022

In light of the recent surges of public appreciation for standbys, understudies, and swings on Broadway, plenty of theatre artists have discussed their vital importance in a show (I mean, shows can't happen without them), but not many have discussed why it's important to quash the idea of these performers being 'less than' the performers in principal roles and why there is no reason to be comparing a swing, understudy, or standby to the performer for whom they're covering.
BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers for Spring 2022 PhotoBroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers for Spring 2022
by Team BWW - January 17, 2022

Calling all theatre-loving college kids! Share your knowledge, recommendations, and school tips in blogs for BroadwayWorld. Find out more about how you can blog for us! All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for sharing their educational experience with BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net! This is the perfect opportunity to show off your school's program and highlight what makes it unique.
Student Blog: Everything Changes, But Some Things Never Change PhotoStudent Blog: Everything Changes, But Some Things Never Change
by Student Blogger: Claudia Quintero - January 17, 2022

Hola! Happy New Year, my favorite time of the year has come. Checking in here with you fills me with passion and joy. One year ago, I started writing here and it's been a journey, huh? I've written from Canada, Mexico in times of uncertainty, in times where I am doing everything and hoping it goes according to its plan, in rehearsals, in opening and closing nights. I've shared new things that I've been discovering, things that I go back to that have been part of who I am since my passion for Musical Theatre started... and today, in the first month of the year, I feel accomplished and more alive than ever.
Student Blogs This Week - Looking Ahead to 2022, Stories from a Short Film Set, and M PhotoStudent Blogs This Week - Looking Ahead to 2022, Stories from a Short Film Set, and More
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - January 14, 2022

Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. The Prom in Mexico, surviving winter break, and more-- read the latest from our college student bloggers!
BWW Blog: Marvel's Eric Litman on His New Show, THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX PhotoBWW Blog: Marvel's Eric Litman on His New Show, THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - January 13, 2022

Just recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing editor Eric Litman about his newest series, The Hot Zone: Anthrax. Litman is best known for his work for Marvel on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Black Sails, Magnum P.I., and Charmed. Currently Eric is an editor on Star Trek: Picard, a continuation of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Student Blog: My Return to the Theater PhotoStudent Blog: My Return to the Theater
by Student Blogger: Silvana Flores - January 12, 2022

I loved The Prom and if I could, I would watch it again and again and again, because to bring this great story to life, they needed an exceptional company and they found it. Every time they were on stage, they gave everything and brought this magic that we can only see in the theater. I'm glad and proud that here in Mexico City, we have plays and musicals with this quality, made with effort, passion and love.
Student Blog: Gotta Get Back to Set Life PhotoStudent Blog: Gotta Get Back to Set Life
by Student Blogger: Lana Sage - January 11, 2022

Where my last blog ended is where this current blog begins. Before officially starting my winter break from BU, I made a film... I mean, I was part of the making of a film... Being back on set was a slap in the face I desperately needed. I just hope it won't take another six years to come back...
Student Blog: Looking Back and Looking Ahead PhotoStudent Blog: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
by Student Blogger: Allie Pruett - January 10, 2022

This year, I'm going to my first real musical. Yes, I saw a couple in high school and performed in many in my children's choir at church, but I've never been to a professional performance. Thankfully, my mom gifted me (and herself) Hamilton tickets for when the U.S. tour stops in St. Louis.
Student Blog: What I'm Looking Forward to in 2022 PhotoStudent Blog: What I'm Looking Forward to in 2022
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - January 10, 2022

Happy 2022 everyone! In my last article, I wrote about my favorite moments from 2021, and towards the end, I included some of the things I'm excited about for 2022. In this article, I am going to be diving in-depth into some of the things I talked about and also some things I forgot to mention in that article. The return of live theater is something I think we are all very excited about for 2022. While many shows made their return in 2021, there are many openings still to happen, on Broadway and around the world. While shows are currently being postponed or canceled due to the rise in Coronavirus cases, we can only hope that by the end of 2022 we will see pre-pandemic levels of theater engagement.
BWW Blog: An Interview with Martha Gogakou, Creator of “Dharmadhatu” PhotoBWW Blog: An Interview with Martha Gogakou, Creator of “Dharmadhatu”
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - January 12, 2022

'You are everything.' is the line that touched me the most in Martha Gogakou's 16-minute short film, Dharmadhatu. I first saw the piece at the 2021 New Media Film Festival®, and I enjoyed speaking to its creator this past weekend. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Martha Gogakou has an impressive resumé. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University of London Upon Thames, an MA in Audio and Visual Arts from Ionian University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Audio and Visual Arts department at Ionian University. She specializes in digital drawing, experimental video art, live cinema performance, and drawing in front of live audiences.
Student Blog: Keeping Afloat in a Pandemic (and on Winter Break) PhotoStudent Blog: Keeping Afloat in a Pandemic (and on Winter Break)
by Student Blogger: Brighton Horan - January 10, 2022

Whether it’s artsy-craftsy like my interests or something totally different (say, simply picking up a few new books to read), it’s important to find something stimulating for you to do in this time. Inactivity leads to boredom which leads to spiraling into your own thoughts and doom-scrolling.
Student Blogs This Week - Seeing DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway, Favorite Movie Musical PhotoStudent Blogs This Week - Seeing DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway, Favorite Movie Musicals, and More
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - January 7, 2022

Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. Monologue tips and tricks, seeing Come From Away on Broadway, a look back at the fall semester, theatre resolutions, and more-- read the latest from our college student bloggers!
Student Blog: An Interview with McKenna Kerrigan PhotoStudent Blog: An Interview with McKenna Kerrigan
by Student Blogger: Blake Velick - January 6, 2022

I recently had the opportunity to ask McKenna Kerrigan a few questions on her teaching experience and career as well as some advice for young theatre professionals. Her responses remind us of the excitement we derive from the theatre and how all our experiences can teach us something.
Student Blog: tick, tick... BOOM! PhotoStudent Blog: tick, tick... BOOM!
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - January 5, 2022

The other day, I watched “Tick, Tick...BOOM” - one of the greatest pieces of art I’ve seen in a while.
Student Blog: 'Come From Away' - An Emotional Must See PhotoStudent Blog: 'Come From Away' - An Emotional Must See
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - January 3, 2022

Everything about Come From Away was stunning. From the music to the stage design, transition between scenes or characters and the heartwarming story, this show was beyond incredible. There was so much to love and I truly adored everything about this musical from the moment it began to the very end. I cried, laughed and realized how that terrible day in American history affected so many other people and how their stories are often forgotten. It's a show that's easy to fall in love with and should be seen by everyone because the emotions are raw, the talent is immense and it's a story that deserves to be told and change our lives as it did for those individuals twenty years ago.
Student Blog: What Am I Doing? PhotoStudent Blog: What Am I Doing?
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson - January 3, 2022

I’m about to make a big change in my life, one that I have planned and dreamed about for as long as I can remember. In a little over a week, I’m moving to England for six months to study at a different university. I’m excited. I’m scared.
Student Blog: Dear 2021... PhotoStudent Blog: Dear 2021...
by Student Blogger: Mariana Elosúa - January 4, 2022

I want to celebrate all the accomplishments I've achieved this year. I am sure that every single individual in this world, was able to accomplish something big or small. These accomplishments might be getting a good grade, landing a job, waking up without feeling tired, eating that dessert you've wanted, facing a hard time, learning something new, and more. Why am I saying this? Well, because sometimes we downsize our accomplishments and we believe that fitting the norm, doing the norm, and being the norm is and should be easy. Following the norm as well as breaking the norm is hard. 2021, you were a big year for me. There are so many things I got to do and try out as well as so many moments I wished I could just lie in my bed and disappear from what was happening.
Student Blog: New Semester and New Year Resolutions PhotoStudent Blog: New Semester and New Year Resolutions
by Student Blogger: Kelsey Piccirillo - January 3, 2022

New Year resolutions can be a great and easy way to find and focus on specific goals. Whether your focus is on work, school, or a better lifestyle, having a goal to focus on shows that you having something driving you to succeed. Here are some New Year resolutions for students to kick off 2022.
Student Blog: Theatre Resolutions PhotoStudent Blog: Theatre Resolutions
by Student Blogger: Jana Denning - January 3, 2022

New Year’s Resolutions are notorious for being ambitious and then being abandoned soon after. The easiest way to avoid falling off the proverbial wagon is to make healthy, achievable goals that avoid discouraging slip-ups. Here are some of my best tips for creating yours!
Student Blog: Five Ways I've Grown This Semester PhotoStudent Blog: Five Ways I've Grown This Semester
by Student Blogger: MaryRose Jones - January 3, 2022

It was a wild time in terms of all the activities and classes I had to balance, but I'm so grateful for this semester. This is the first semester that I felt like I grew significantly as an artist. I have been really reflecting on this semester and how I grew.

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