Our School of Theatre and Dance not only celebrates collaboration, but encourages it—in all the right ways—and the interdisciplinary nature of how we live, study, and advance best exemplifies what it means to truly embrace the world in which we live.
Five years ago, playwright and new doctoral student, Garrett Milton, stared out of the upstairs window of his newly acquired duplex in Michigan. As a new grad student, Garret had a great many questions on his mind: “Did I make the right decision to leave family and friends? Do I have what it takes to do this? Can I really eat macaroni and cheese three nights in a row?”
As we sat in the mainstage auditorium wondering what our theatre department will look like when we enter the new space, I realized that it’s graduate students like Alex who truly make the impossible seem possible.