Lancaster, PA - thanks for the memories! I just got back from my alma mater: Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. I travelled there in order raid the TDF computers and film harddrives for all those production photos and reels of film (and get a bowl of baked oatmeal, but that's beside the point). There is a great slideshow after the jump - production photos from some of the many productions to take place at FandM.
When I started attending FandM I was there as a presigious Moore Mentor - a chemistry scholarship! Before I left I'd discovered a diffrent kind of chemistry that takes place on the boards of a stage or before the lens and I was hooked. I did more than major in Theater - I took every possible course I could fit and haunted the Theater, Dance, and Film departments (plus keeping up with Chemistry as best as possible). In the end I was so honored to recieve the Helburn Opdyck Award: presented to the graduating senior who has contributed the most significantly to the department. Still, not as valuable as the experiences and the mentors that I found in the theater department.
Franklin and Marshall, especially for a liberal arts school, has a rich history in the performing arts and the professors and staffed really worked to make sure the students were recieving the arts education that needed. I had the opportunity to perform in productions (theater, dance, film, improv...) of all sizes, budgets, and styles in a diversity of roles. Plus opportunities to choreograph, start improv groups, direct, teach, produce, and explore the art as much as possibe.
Other than a trip down memory lane, the road rip to Lancaster gave me a chance to get my hands on production photos, posters, and student films to upload to the site and make it more coloreful and interactive. Nothing like digging through the archives! Without further ado: enjoy some of the photos I brought back: