college tour

Day 7- Durango, Colorado

From September 22, 2008

Fort Lewis

Fort Lewis

Wow, what an experience to get down here to Durango! We drove all day from Vail, where we met some friends for an overnight (it was the weekend, we weren’t slackin’ ;) ).

We’ve spent the day meeting with various theatre classes at Fort Lewis College telling them about our project and about our in depth meeting in the evening. Everyone seemed really receptive and we were excited to meet with them and talk about the project further.

The meeting was GREAT, we have a group there who’ve signed up, and we have two directors for the project!

We stayed with Lisa and Nathan (and Lizzy, Jasper, and SARAH of course) and were welcomed in with open arms! It was such a nice time and we’re so so happy to have had the time with them.

Getting tucked in

Getting tucked in

with Lisa and Nathan

with Lisa and Nathan

Driving to Denver on day 8. More coming soon, check the podcast!

~Mary K and Jesse

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Day 4- More Boulder

From September 19, 2008

Day 4. We had no scheduled meeting with Naropa, but we felt this school would be interested in our project, so we just did what we do everywhere- showed up and hoped to make a connection.

When things are supposed to happen, they do. Cara, the co-chair of the theatre department, just happened to be there at 3:00 on a Friday afternoon and had a few minutes for us! We had a great time talking with her and we think this will be a great opportunity for the students here.

All in all, Boulder turned out to be a great time. We worked really hard, and we also stopped to play. Check out my personal blog for all the behind the scenes Boulder Fun!

Day 5 and 6 are the weekend, so check out the personal blog for those details, and we’ll be back on Day 7, when we meet with students from Fort Lewis College in Durango!

Special thanks to our Boulder hosts, Melissa and Rachel. We had a great time in your lovely home and hope to get back to Boulder soon! Best wishes!

See you in Durango,

Mary K. (and Jesse)

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Day 3- Boulder, Colorado

From September 18, 2008

So here we are in Boulder and we’ve had a really busy day! We drove up from Denver, because with another trip to Durango that has been added to our schedule it ended up being the cheapest thing to do.

We met with Bruce Bergner the Interim Chair of the Theatre Department at University of Colorado, Boulder and we had a great meeting. I think the students from that program will really benefit from this trip and I’m anxious to talk to them personally when they start hearing about the project. (So students, CONTACT US HERE.)

We’re also being hosted by a very nice family in Boulder, a connection made thanks toglobalfreeloaders, and we’ve been treated very well by them and everyone we’re meeting.

So tomorrow we’re going to look into another school in Boulder that we haven’t been able to make contact with just yet. Wish us luck and we’ll tell you all about it tomorrow.

~Jesse and Mary K.

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Mary K and Jesse at CU Boulder

Mary K and Jesse at CU Boulder

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Day 2- what are you doing exactly?

From September 17, 2008

College Tour 2008

College Tour 2008

So, it occured to me that some people might not understand what exactly it is we’re doing on this crazy college tour. I want to take a few minutes and explain things…

Basically, Jesse and I are traveling around the country to talk to colleges, universities, faculty and students about the ACTion:Ecuador Project.

ACTion: Ecuador is a 24-day journey and a once in a lifetime opportunity to share what they’re learning about theatre, explore new surroundings and grow as an artist and a human being– all at the same time! ACTion: Ecuador is an exploration of many unique and interesting parts of an intriguing country which just happens to sit on the equator, at the center of the world!

We are traveling around to over 20 cities in over 10 states between now and the end of December. We might be coming to Your Town!

Here are some extras about the trip that people might not know:

~we’re not staying in hotels! In order to save company money and make the trip as inexpensive as possible for students, we are staying with friends, family and couch surfing everywhere we go.

~November 12th-December 12th will be spent on a road trip from Baltimore to California and back.

~We’ll be podcasting once a week to update the status of our trip. We will talk about fun things we’ve seen of done and interesting people we’ve talked to. Of course, we’ll also update you on students and schools who come on board. If you’re not signed up for the PODCAST <- click there and sign up. You’ll find videos from Zimbabwe and Ecuador, as well as College Tour updates.

So click on all the fun links in this blog:

ACTion:EcuadorCollege TourPodcast, DAT

We’re excited to get started and we’ll meet with a school in Boulder CO tomorrow!

Updates soon,

Mary K.