Senior Farewells Allison Russell
Published: Monday, April 30, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
Heights: What are your plans for after graduation, and how do you think both your CSOM and theater involvement will play a part in it?
Allison: I wish I knew what my plans are for after graduation! I am doing a lot of auditioning right now in the Boston area in the hopes of being cast, and this summer I will be directing a musical for high school students. My immediate plan is to perform and try to “live the dream” in New York for the next few years. In the long term, however, I would love to get my teaching certificate so I can look into teaching theatre to children and fostering their creativity and confidence through the arts. Ideally, someday I will be able to combine the skills I acquired in CSOM and the theatre department to open my own theatre company complete with a young company program as well. And, of course, I want to settle down in Boston and have a family.
Heights: What will you miss most about BC?
Allison: I’m sure it is a typical response, but I will definitely miss my friends the most. Living on campus with hundreds of your closest friends is an unreal experience. I will miss being so close to them and having any and all of them so readily available for homework help, a hug, or a causal party in the Mods (shout out to 27A!). There are so many people on campus who I may not know very personally but with whom I share amazing, impromptu conversations, whether it be in passing going to class or at a bar in Cleveland Circle. It makes me sad to think that these chance encounters with such wonderful people may not happen again after we graduate. However, I know that I have made many friends here that will last a lifetime, and I am so eternally grateful for each and every one of them!