Forte: A Senior Thesis Production

The cornerstone of most majors is your senior thesis and theater is no different. Your senior thesis is the culmination of all the work you’ve put in the last four years. It’s almost completely personalized and, at least for theater majors, is a major source of pride. This year is no different as two of…

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Drama in the theater

This year has been absolutely insane for our theater department. With the loss of our beloved Parker Auditorium for performances, we weren’t entirely certain where we were going to be by the time the first production came around. For all we knew we would have to perform on The Quad for all the squirrels. On…

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My first theater show

College is full of firsts; sometimes they happen when you’re a wee little freshman, and sometimes they happen when you’re kicking off your last year at college. I was always interested in theater and acting, but never found the motivation to put myself out there and audition for much of anything during the past seven…

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Senior year at Hanover

Here we go, last first blog of the year for me. It’s a strange feeling, knowing that nine months from now (approximately one human pregnancy, for those of us who prefer to think in awkward metaphors and comparisons) I’ll walk across the stage at The Point for my graduation. Each year here has changed me…

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Spring Term philanthropy

Looking back over the last month, it’s easy to see a consistent theme, especially among the Greek houses on campus. The theme is, surprisingly, not partying or lounging after class, but rather giving back to the community. In Greek life, philanthropy is a major goal for most houses and having been Sigma Chi’s current philanthropy…

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“Harvest” by Manjula Padmanabhan

If you could sell your organs, would you? What if you were alive? This is the premise of this upcoming weekend’s production of “Harvest” by Delhi-based playwright Manjula Padmanabhan. Her award-winning play is a healthy mix of the film “Repo Men” and George Orwell’s classic novel “1984.” Set in a near-future dystopian slum, ravaged by…

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Finding Where You Fit

I’ve never really written about this before, but for so many people at Hanover it’s a major part of their lives. That’s right, I’m talking about friendships and relationships. I’d love to say college is all about studying and résumé building, but that would be a lie. There is always that personal side to life…

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“70 Scenes of Halloween”

Through all my years in the theater (okay, so it’s only been a year and a half), I haven’t done much in terms of the technical side of theater production. However, this semester I was determined to change that. While I acted in the first show of the season, this next show is all tech…

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A weekend of the arts

This past weekend was an absolute blast. Between the Chautauqua Festival in Madison, Ind., and rehearsal for a theater performance, this weekend was filled with the arts and couldn’t have been better. This last Saturday and Sunday was the annual Chautauqua Festival. It’s a big event every year on the third weekend of September, and…

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Cheers!

Means “thank you,” which I had no idea until I heard it about 75 times during my first day in Stratford. This trip is amazing, though I must admit it was rough goings at first, running on no sleep and what have you for what felt like years and then crashing. So far, we have…

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