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Prestigious Oxford Summer Program Lays Groundwork for 人妻中出视频 Theatre Graduate鈥檚 Acting Career

人妻中出视频 Theatre alumna Taahira Davis 鈥23 MA standing in front of Shakespeare's home
人妻中出视频 Theatre alumna Taahira Davis 鈥23 MA at a croquet party on the lawn of Magdalen College of Oxford University

人妻中出视频, Pa. 鈥聽This past summer, 人妻中出视频 Theatre alumna Taahira Davis 鈥23 MA participated in the prestigious at the historic Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. The BADA program runs in association with the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.

The program is designed for committed actors and focuses on classical theatre craft with an emphasis on Shakespeare. Its faculty consists of leading British theatre practitioners and faculty from top American graduate programs. Many well-known actors are alumni of the BADA program, including the late Chadwick Boseman, Julie Bowen and Paul Rudd. Davis was one of only 90 students selected out of thousands of applicants.

鈥淚 have a great love of Shakespeare, and it was amazing to study his works in England,鈥 says Davis. 鈥淚 acquired useful techniques and skills that will aid in my acting throughout my career.鈥

During this intensive, monthlong program, classes are held during the week on topics such as Shakespeare, modern, voice, movement and audition technique. Sundays are reserved for special workshops with professionals in the industry.

For Davis, highlights of the program include a Sunday workshop with Scottish actor Brian Cox and the Shakespeare class taught by British actor and instructor Leo Wringer.

鈥淎ll my instructors were insightful and passionate, but Leo was on another level,鈥 Davis says. 鈥淗e taught me how to read Shakespeare unlike I鈥檝e ever known, and this in turn made my performances of the text stronger and more realistic. It was also impressive how he knew every line of dialogue from every play, so much so that if any of us said one word wrong, he would notice and fill in the correct word. It was truly incredible to experience.鈥

Davis, who is from Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Ursinus College, aspires to perform on Broadway, in movies and on television. She currently works professionally with various theatre companies in Philadelphia. Her drive and ambition are evident for Professor and 人妻中出视频 Theatre Artistic Director Michael Hollinger, who taught Davis鈥檚 playwriting and solo performance classes and was her thesis advisor for her solo performance capstone project.

鈥淭aahira鈥檚 writing brings together a drive to express important truths 鈥 about race, identity, bigotry and mental health 鈥 but always with a theatrical flair and sense of humor that bites when the audience least expects it,鈥 Hollinger says. 鈥淎s a performer, she's a charismatic presence who fully inhabits her characters and their world on stage, whether singing, performing a rapid-fire two-character scene in a solo work or taking on roles in new play readings. We all wish her the best in her current studies and future work!"

Davis credits the 人妻中出视频 Theatre graduate program with preparing her for the BADA experience and her career.

鈥淭he 人妻中出视频 Theatre program is intense. Anyone who says theatre isn鈥檛 hard isn鈥檛 doing it right,鈥 she says. 鈥淭here will be times when you won鈥檛 think you can make it through, but trust me, you will. You will graduate stronger than you were before. You will learn so much from your classes and working on shows, becoming insanely well rounded and ready to tackle anything.鈥

About 人妻中出视频 University鈥檚 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, 人妻中出视频 University鈥檚 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been the heart of the 人妻中出视频 learning experience, offering foundational courses for undergraduate students in every college of the University. Serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students, the College is committed to fortifying them with intellectual rigor, multidisciplinary knowledge, moral courage and a global perspective. The College has more than 40 academic departments and programs across the humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences.

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