I was interested in applying to the Fulbright Programme because of its encouragement in curating those with strong leaderships skills and a desire to integrate as a part of a international and globalised community.
As far as my education is concerned, first and foremost, it is important to me that I define and professionalise my skills in music, writing, and theatre-making. I plan on getting an education that will prepare me for writing commissioned work in a timely and competent manner while also teaching me the vernaculars used in the musical theatre community. Secondly, I wish to gain experience in working in America and with Americans: there is a lot of funding and support for new writing in the United States, and as a theatre-maker it is beneficial to experience collaborations on a global scale. I wish to question the idea of a universal culture, and how this can be shown in art. Thirdly, I would like the opportunity to work with professionals…show more content… I plan on studying in the States for two years in which I will receive an Masters of Fine Arts, will have created connections and formed creative alliances, and will be able to return to the UK with a deeper understanding of musical theatre on a global scale. Thus far, I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Drama from the University of Exeter, as well as, being a Grade 8 (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) pianist. My training at university mostly had a focus on exploring collaborative performer, and dramaturg, methods of creation, and understanding the role of theatre in society. I wish to expand this knowledge, as well as, pushing myself to write longer works and take bigger risks. The future is a place where I plan on working full-time in the arts, and can use theatre as a medium to unite communities and explore the ins and outs of modern day