Summer Seminar participants are lovingly referred to as “Semmies.” Below are some reflections shared by 2014 Semmies.
“What really drew me to the Summer Seminar in the first place was the inclusion of all parts of the theatre—acting, directing, musical theatre, producing, stage managing, design and technical theatre. During my time in Ashland we learned so, so much about all this and much more!”
“We walk together, sweat together, laugh together and cry together. When I walk into a room full of Semmies I see aspiring artists, thriving spirits, confused teenagers trying to find their way. We all lend out our hands to share in the journey. Collaboration has never felt so right.”
“I finally understand what being an ensemble means. I finally learned to let myself go, and be part of everyone.”
“I love that I had so many opportunities to learn and do new things through the various workshops and forums everyone went to. I felt like I could let go and let my heart do the creative work.”
“During my time at Seminar I have become a stronger individual on so many different levels; physically, emotionally and intellectually. I connect and understand people on such a different level now.”
“I’ve met the most incredible people here, from my fellow Semmies to the seniors to the staff. I can say that I know things now, many beautiful things, that I hadn’t known before. Ten years couldn't teach me what I’ve learned in 13 days.”