The Scholar’s Take is a curated series of short essays by Princeton University students in response to performances and experiences at McCarter.

A collaboration between McCarter and Princeton GradFUTURES®.

  

ESSAYS

On Choice

By Samantha Sasaki

Samantha Sasaki attended the play CHOICE at McCarter on May 18th, 2024. She is a PhD candidate in musicology at Princeton. Her research interests include Hong Kong protest music, Scottish folk song, and contemporary musical theater.

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No Rest In The Lovely House

By Andrew Schlager

Andrew Schlager attended the play CHOICE at McCarter on May 10th, 2024. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Princeton University, where he studies the ambivalent promises of modern drama for early 20th century Black social and cultural movements.

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Trailblazing Women of Country

By Rachel Glodo

Rachel Glodo attended Trailblazing Women of Country - A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly at McCarter on April 14, 2024. Rachel is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Princeton, where she studies Russian music, ballet, and American roots genres.

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All the World's a Stage

By John White

John attended Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at McCarter on March 28, 2024. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Art & Archaeology at Princeton. He studied dance at Brown University and in the Five College Consortium in Western Massachusetts.

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Dreamgirls in Economics Land

By So Hye Yoon

Sohye Yoon attended Dreamgirls at McCarter on March 8th, 2024. She is a 4th year Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Princeton University. Her areas of research expertise include Industrial Organization and Finance.

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Reflections on Bulrusher, a Pulitzer prize finalist play by Eisa Davis

By Ipsita Dey

Ipsita Dey attended the Bulrusher at McCarter on September 14th, 2023. She is a 6th year Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Princeton University. Her areas of research expertise include environmental studies and encounters between black/brownness and indigeneity.

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Reflections on Coco: Disney Pixar's Coco in Concert, Live to Film

By Ipsita Dey

Ipsita Dey attended Disney Pixar’s Coco at McCarter on October 4th, 2023. She is a 6th year Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Princeton University. Her areas of research expertise include religious syncretism and multis-species environmental cosmologies in the Pacific Islands.

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Storytelling as Self-Translation: Jhumpa Lahiri on Roman Stories

By Lauren Aung

Lauren Aung attended An Evening with Jhumpa Lahiri - In conversation with Professor Zahid Chaudhary at McCarter on November 2, 2023. The event was in partnership with Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library. Aung is a senior at Princeton (‘24) pursuing a Degree in Politics and a certificate in Values and Public Life with a focus on Racial Justice in the US.

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Lessons on Greatness: Reflections On “A Conversation With Patti Smith” By Lauren Aung

Published by the Nassau Weekly on October 12, 2023

Lauren Aung attended A Conversation with Patti Smith, a pre-concert talk presented by McCarter and the Princeton University Humanities Council on September 23, 2023. Aung is a senior at Princeton (‘24) pursuing a Degree in Politics and a certificate in Values and Public Life with a focus on Racial Justice in the US.

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Poetry is Not a Luxury:

Lauren Aung ('24) shares her experience with an Ancestral Communal Listening Experience at the Arts Council of Princeton and The Sound of (Black) Music at McCarter.

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