Day in the Life of a Marquette Theatre Student

Life as a Marquette theatre student requires juggling homework, hanging out with friends with late-night rehearsals and weeks of performances, which makes for a jam-packed semester. Sophomore and Theatre Arts major Annie Kefalas invited Cultura to tag along with her on a Friday during this spring’s run of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” and it was tough to keep up!


7:30 A.M. Up and at ’em

8:20 A.M. Walk to Straz for a quick breakfast of eggs and cereal

9:00 A.M. English Poetry class

10:00 A.M. Sneak in a homework session at Starbucks

11:00 A.M. Theatrical Aspects class in Lalumiere

Kefalas works in her sketchbook for her Theatrical Aspects course. Photo by Claire Delman.

12:00 P.M. Grab a burrito bowl from the AMU

1:00 P.M. Digital Media Lab with Father Grant.

The Digital Media Lab students discuss the good and the bad of their mock TV interview projects. Photo by Claire Delman.

4:00 P.M. Jump on the elliptical at Straz for a short cardio workout

4:45 P.M. Snag a Subway sandwich for an early dinner

6:00 P.M. Head to Helfaer Theatre for the cast’s call time

6:10 P.M. Apply hair and aging make-up that add 60 years

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Kefalas beings applying make-up at her dressing room station; this is the first of many layers. Photo by Claire Delman.

6:35 P.M. Preform vocal warm-ups that sound more like a bunch of noises rather then words

7:10 P.M. Join “cast focus,” a secret pre-performance ritual—we asked, she wouldn’t tell

7:15 P.M. Climb into the trapdoor for the first scene of the play

7:33 P.M. Showtime—three minutes late because there are bound to be stragglers in the house.

11:00 P.M. Attend a 23rd birthday party for fellow cast member after the show

1:15 A.M. Head home to bed ready to do it all over again tomorrow


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