Hello, all! I’ll keep you in suspense no longer. I have arrived in London! My plane landed last Thursday and almost immediately I was thrown into the fray. Through the fog of jetlag, I somehow managed to get myself a new SIM card for my phone and get registered for school. I attended international student orientation, and this week I started classes! Well, uh, sort of. We don’t have classes as most people would imagine them in this course. Instead we’ve got clusters and lectures.
For those of you who don’t remember or weren’t subscribed when it was announced, I’ve just begun a Master of Arts program in Advanced Theatre Practice at Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London. There are 36 people in my program, which I believe officially makes us the largest postgraduate program at Central.
Overall things are going well here in London. I’m learning my way around the city (which occasionally includes getting very, very lost) and I’m going to be witnessing and taking part in some amazing theatre. So stay tuned! I’m considering creating an area of this website where you can go to read my reviews of the theatre I see here.
Before I go, I’ll leave you with a recommendation to go see Winter’s Bone if you can. It’s an American independent film that won some pretty major awards at Sundance Film Festival. I just saw it at The Phoenix Cinema this past Wednesday, and it was amazing, at once heartbreaking and beautiful.
That’s all for now! My love to all my friends, family, and colleagues on both sides of the pond.