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17 Border Crossings

pialikesowls's picture

I love hearing stories, and I thought the way Thaddeus Phillips told his stories were pretty great, as I was enthralled with his use of the space around him. The lights and storytelling were very effective, and I really enjoyed the performance. After discussing it in class, I loved how we were all talking a lot and reminiscing while attempting to recall all 17 border crossings. It helped us connect as a class, which I appreciated. In addition, I thought it was cool when he mentioned countries that I've been to, like Singapore, Indonesia (Bali, specifically), Cuba, etc. Sometimes Thaddeus Phillips would ask us to close our eyes and imagine that we were on a train. This made us feel like we were a part of the story.