Marisa Vural, '01 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Marisa Vural

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Significant Quote

"I'm like, this New York City girl who likes to sneak Newport cigarettes in the staircase, but I studied opera at Bard. Who would give me the opportunity to sing opera?"

Class Year

2001

Academic Program

Theater

Other Program

Theater Major, Interdiscplinary Arts Major

Interviewer

Mark Perloff, '07

Description

Vural speaks about her wide knowledge of languages; a focus in art that incorporated theater, video, movement, and media; following in the footsteps of her Bardian brother; video production in New York City; life as an actress; her vocation as a working and teaching artist in at-risk New York City schools; the advantages of creating her own major that allowed her to work in multimedia; activism, individuality and creativity on campus, her start in children's theater education at Bard; FYSem with President Botstein; opera at Bard and congas in the train station; balancing work and academics; moonlighting as a stand-up comedian and the first Intercollegiate Poetry Slam; vegan grilled cheeses in between Bardian life.

Keywords

Poughkeepsie, Leon Botstein, First-Year Seminar, American Symphony Orchestra, Kline Commons, Albee, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, Bob Holman, William Driver, Idahlia Stokas, HEOP, Ruland "Loni" Green

Location

BardCorps trailer, main campus.

Interview Date

5-21-2011

Interview Duration

14:38

Rights Management

The use of any image or audio from the Bard College Archives without permission is prohibited.

Marisa Vural, '01 (BardCorps)

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