This summer, MJ Farrell '20 had the opportunity to study in Italy. She was in the region of Umbria at the La Mama Umbria Experimental Theatre company. She worked as an intern at their gorgeous artist residency, nestled in an Italian mountainside. There were two big events happening while there: The Spoleto Performing Arts Festival, and the La Mama Director’s Symposium. During the festival, MJ attended a wonderful dance, theatre, and music performances. During the symposium, she was able to watch informative workshops taught by world renowned theatre directors. In both, she made cappuccinos and connections with amazing artists from around the world. Aside from meeting people, she found a lot of time and quiet places to reflect. What a wonderful learning opportunity!