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Spill the Tea: Earnest Confessions- Week 1

Have you ever had to keep something hush-hush? Maybe you backed into a car in a parking lot and drove away, or stole your sister’s snack and blamed it on the dog. The ladies and gentlemen in The Importance of Being Earnest know all about secret keeping. Jack has a secret life in town, Algernon pretends to be Ernest in the country, and Miss Prism keeps a secret big enough to shake up the whole play!

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Coming-of-Age Canon: Jay V.

Formative Stories from the YOUTH Group Formative Inspiration (book/movie/song, etc)Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse What about it struck you?Siddhartha’s journey and his ultimate return to the river in the woods reminds me that we all have a journey we have to take, and we all carry love in our hearts. How has it informed your development…

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Coming-Of-Age Canon: Harry Dietrich

Formative stories from the YOUTH group NAME Harry Dietrich FORMATIVE INSPIRATION (book/movie/song, etc) Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer What about it struck you? Into The Wild was a book that I had stumbled upon without knowing much about it beforehand. It was one of those “pick a book from this list” assignments, and I…

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Coming-of-Age Canon: Mary Lyon

Formative stories from the YOUTH group NAME Mary Lyon FORMATIVE INSPIRATION (book/movie/song, etc) The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss What about the series struck you? The intricate storytelling, complex world building, and character development. How has it informed your development as a person/artist/scholar/etc? It has encouraged my imagination as an artist to encompass not only…

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Coming-of-Age Canon: CJ Miller

Formative stories from the YOUTH group Have you ever read a story that stuck with you a little longer than the others? Sometimes a movie or a book or a song from your childhood helped you when you had growing pains. Bildungsroman refers to a piece of art that helped form the person you are today. We…

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Coming-of-Age Canon: Asaki Kuruma

Formative stories from the YOUTH group Have you ever read a story that stuck with you a little longer than the others? Sometimes a movie or a book or a song from your childhood helped you when you had growing pains. Bildungsroman refers to a piece of art that helped form the person you are…

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Coming-of-Age Canon: James Ijames

Formative stories from the YOUTH group Have you ever read a story that stuck with you a little longer than the others? Sometimes a movie or a book or a song from your childhood helped you when you had growing pains. Bildungsroman refers to a piece of art that helped form the person you are…

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Vasey Valentines: Lauren & Ryan

  Hear from Lauren Sullivan (’11) and former Villanova Theatre Box Office Manager Ryan Kirchner (’11). Lauren may not have been able to score tickets to Metamorphoses, but little did she know she would be scoring her husband in the process. Lauren: Ryan and I met at Villanova in ACS class in CEER, or in…

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Vasey Valentines: Michael and Lauren

Hear from Lauren Davenport (’15) and Michael Hamlet (Villanova Theatre Master Electrician), two talented techies who light up each other’s lives! How did you meet? I was a first year set assistant and he was and is the Master Electrician. We met on the first day of light training in August of 2013. What was…

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Vasey Valentines: Barby & Michael

Hear from beloved dance instructor and choreographer Barby Hobyak Roche (VU BA, BS ’88) about how she did a double-take when she first saw her husband Michael Roche (VU MA ’99) in the stairwell in Vasey Hall.  Their love and enthusiasm for each other is palpable – and perhaps that’s why they don’t seem to…

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