BUSTI 2016

Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to do a pre – college summer theatre program. I did a whole lot of research and compiled a list of good summer programs, which you can look at here.

My top choice was the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. I had looked at the website and found other people’s accounts of the program, and I thought it seemed like the most holistic and interesting one. At five weeks, it is also the longest program, which was a plus point for me. I applied to BUSTI, and to my joy and surprise, got accepted! So, in June, I found myself in Boston, Massachusetts, looking forward to a new adventure.

Going into it, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but now I can truthfully say that it was the best five weeks of my life

I met the 68 kindest, most generous people I have ever known. Everyone was so supportive and talented, and I constantly felt cared-for. I learnt more in those five weeks than I had learnt in fifteen years. I had loads of fun, and made very beautiful, very meaningful art with a group of people that understood each other and were willing to hear out anyone.

Sure, there were times when I wasn’t feeling amazing, but that’s what made the good bits really count. 🙂

Through this experience, I have grown tremendously, not just as an artist, but as a human. I have made best friends from all over the world, that I know I will stay in touch with forever.

Here are some pictures!

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(All photographs are by Mr. Kalman Zabarsky, who, aside from being a brilliant photographer, is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met!)

Overall, I’m very very glad that I had this opportunity and that I made the most of it.

Until next time,

Rid.

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