Tag Archives: Theater

Tour Guide Spotlight: Christina Lowry ’14

8 Jan
Christina Lowry '14

Christina Lowry ’14

Hometown: Stuggart, Germany

Major(s)/Minor(s): German and Politics

What Clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Theater department productions, Shakespeare Society, Pi Beta Phi, Mindbending Productions, ROTC

How are you involved in the Lexington Community? Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? Marksmanship and archery, camping, hiking, writing

Favorite weekend activity? Playing Pool

Favorite Thing about Lexington? The small town charm.  I love being able to walk around downtown and run errands without a car.

What’s Your Favorite W&L memory? Right before Christmas Break, a friend and I decided to stay up all night.  From playing pool to sledding to midnight hot chocolate and movies, it was a blast.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? I was hesitant about trying out for the German play without being in the class.  I mentioned this to my German professor (who knows I love theater) and he found the other professor who was directing so I could audition there and then.

 

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Tour Guide Spotlight: Emily Hudson ’14

30 Dec
Emily Hudson '14

Emily Hudson ’14

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major(s)/Minor(s): Physics/Engineering and Math

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? I was a member of the volleyball team, a Johnson scholar, an actress in school plays, and I’m in a sorority (Kappa Delta).

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I volunteer at local schools.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I love anything that has to do with the arts.  I am a model and an actress. I love volunteering, children, and dogs.

Favorite weekend activity? I love driving to Charlottesville on a random Friday night for dinner and I love hanging out and going out with friends.

Favorite thing about Lexington?  Everyone is so friendly, everything is in walking distance, and it is a very relaxing atmosphere.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? Midnight breakfast during exam week.  Everyone was stressed after studying for hours and hours, and tension was released when everyone stuffed their faces with delicious breakfast food in D-hall.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? Every time I come to the office hours of my Physics teacher, she always checks in on my life; she asks about my play, about volleyball, and about my life in general.  My teachers actually know what activities I am involved with on campus.  My teachers have even attended my volleyball games; they actually care about me as a person.

 

Busy Busy and I love it!

28 Oct

There are always plenty of things to do at W&L!  You can be as busy as you want to be.

My email inbox is always flooded with Career Development Center events, guest speakers presenting, theater productions, RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) events, philanthropy events, social events, and ways to get involved in the community.  It can all be handful on top of my classes, but when I do get a break, I take advantage of the plentiful opportunities at W&L.  If I have spare time, I can always find a way to fill it with fun rewarding activities.

Bye Bye Birdie!

24 Oct

A promotional shot of the cast off’Bye Bye Birdie’ – opening on campus this weekend!

 

 

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Naturalized Woman Cast

18 Oct

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Naturalized Woman cast and crew, with playwright Professor Domnica Radulescu and director Professor Kimberly Jew

Students Perform W&L Professor’s Play Off-Off-Broadway

18 Oct

Over Reading Days, I travelled to New York City to perform in Naturalized Woman, a play about a Romanian refugee woman getting naturalized in America. Professor Domnica Radulescu, French professor and head of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies department, wrote the play based on her own escape from Ceaucescu’s dictatorship. Her play was one of twenty selected from 240 submissions to show at the Thespis Theater Festival at the off-off-Broadway Cabrini Theater. I played “Nina,” whom Professor Radulescu based on herself, and it was an incredible acting experience to work so closely with the playwright and learn about her fascinating life. Our three performances were well-received, and we had lots of New York-area W&L alums in the audience. The New York alum association hosted us at post-show cast party. My favorite part of the trip was our visit to a theater class at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. The class, comprised of recent immigrants and first generation Americans, had read  and strongly identified with Nina’s journey. They were very excited to ask us questions and see us perform scenes. It was a privilege to perform for such an enthusiastic audience.

Lexington Letters to the Editor

8 May

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the third week of spring term here at Washington and Lee, and what a great spring term it is turning out to be! I’m taking Lexington Letters to the Editor, a theater class. The play is made up of letters written to the local and school newspapers in Lexington from 1806 to 1010. It was researched over the summer by journalism students and written by a theater class offered during fall term. My class this spring term is performing the play at Lime Kiln, a local outdoor theater. Half the cast is made up of students, and the other half is made up of community members. The class has given me the opportunity to learn more about Lexington by talking with my fellow cast members and reading stories of the past that are a part of the play. Class is fun too! We have rehearsal every night, but we’ve also gone on a walking tour of Lexington (which I highly recommend to anyone who visits!), had costume fittings, and had a photo shoot for the local newspaper! Spring term provides the perfect opportunity to take classes like Lexington Letters to the Editor, even if it’s something you never thought you would take.