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Andrew Burnap was sitting in a human sexuality class at the University of Rhode Island when his cell phone rang. It was an Ivy university, with some good news. “I’m calling to invite you to the Yale School of Drama,’’ said Ron Van Lieu, chair of the acting program.
When she was a little girl, Olivia Khoshatefeh would create a makeshift stage in the basement of her house and perform for family and friends. She was a Spice Girl. “Everyone who came over had to sit down and watch me,’’ said Khoshatefeh. “I even served popcorn.’’
To be or not to be? When it comes to being involved in his students’ lives, the answer to the question is clear for University of Rhode Island’s Theatre Lecturer and Production Manager Alan Hawkridge.
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