by Isabel Martin
Almost one year ago now, I asked Professor Andrew Tsao when applications for the School of Drama’s summer study abroad expedition would be posted. As a freshman, I’d heard rumors about a magical trip undertaken by UW drama students to Edinburgh, Scotland, where the international festivals took place. There these students gorged themselves on theatre for a month, and I was determined to experience this first hand. Unfortunately, Professor Tsao replied, the program wouldn’t be going ahead this year as he wasn’t available to lead it due to other commitments and student interest had slackened in recent years. Probably somewhat belligerently, I asked what could be done to make the program happen and he doubtfully suggested I find out if there were any other interested students.
As it turned out, there were. A whiteboard full of signatures, a petition to the Dean, a small mountain of...Read more