Day 1: Arrival and cross check

I'm dedicating my blog posts for the next week to my adventures in London with 21 NYU undergraduate honors students participating in a Dean's Global Honors Seminar linked to a class that I taught in the fall 2015 semester, Theatre as Art Form. This week-long excursion to London is the culmination our work together, and the students will be seeing performances, participating in workshops with drama facilitators, and working independently on their final projects for the course.

Each student has already submitted a project idea, which I've approved, and now they are using the knowledge gained during our semester together plus the new experiences from this study away experience to complete their projects, which need to somehow address the following questions:

What connections have you discovered between your academic discipline and theatre as an art form?

What global connections have you made through your experience in London?

How might your understanding of theatre making affect your academic work in the future?

Below you will see some images from our first day in London, Monday, January 4. We landed in the morning at Heathrow, took a coach to the NYU London study away site at Bedford Square, had an orientation and walking tour with Tony Skitt, Senior Programme Manager for Student Life, and then a welcome dinner at a local pub called The Lamb.  All in all, an excellent first day! Stay tuned for a day-by-day update on this blog and follow us on Instagram at #DGHSLondon2016.

Cheers!

 On the coach, ready to depart Heathrow!

On the coach, ready to depart Heathrow!


 Orientation at NYU London, Bedford Square with Tony Skitt and members of the staff.

Orientation at NYU London, Bedford Square with Tony Skitt and members of the staff.

 Walking tour with a stop in Russell Square.  Joined by students from NYU Abu Dhabi studying in London.

Walking tour with a stop in Russell Square.  Joined by students from NYU Abu Dhabi studying in London.

 Some of the students at The Lamb after our welcome dinner.

Some of the students at The Lamb after our welcome dinner.