In just 11 days, seven current CUNY M.A. Applied Theatre students and two recent graduates will all be landing in the capitol city of Kigali to meet up with our professors, Chris Vine and Helen White. They would have already spent a week there getting settled and meeting the new students at the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE).
I am looking forward to that moment where we will all break bread together for the first time and begin our story in Rwanda. The 15 days we spend there will undoubtedly be a rich experience for us all. I promise myself to listen and take it all in and be present in the work we will do with the students at KIE. I want to build an authentic relationship with the people we will meet. I am eager for us to learn from each other and engage in a real cultural exchange (language, arts, customs, values).
I cannot wait for us to reflect, process and share our stories with you all. Please check back here often to follow what we’re up to.