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Giving thanks for a break

The next two weeks before Thanksgiving break are the most strenuous of the semester at the Brind School. Much more is expected of us and it is expected on a regular basis. Our faculty has hammered in the notion that being artist obviously goes well beyond the classroom, it is a continuous responsibility and you always have to be working on your craft. Balancing the work of an actor while still having time to escape from that reality is something I am learning how to accomplish, which has proven challenging.

Nov 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

A moment of reflection

I'd like to take the opportunity on my third blog to reflect on my experience as a UARTS tour guide thus far. The last time I held such a position was my senior year in high school, when I delivered tours for my alma matter The Haverford School. There are a few overlaps between the two jobs but in all, the experiences have been vastly different. The short-lived but genuine personal connections that can be formed between prospective students and their parents is something I look forward to every tour.

Nov 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Home Away From Home

My home for the first half of October was backstage at the Arts Bank Theatre working stage crew for our fall musical High Fidelity. My duty was to move set pieces during scene changes as quickly but invisibly as possible. For someone who is pathetically inexperienced in stage crew endeavors, a challenging but fun task was presented. After some early struggles, my frustration grew; I did not want to add to the stereotype that actors are dead weight when attempting to work behind the scenes.

Oct 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

I am the wave!

On the second day of school I found myself rolling around on the floor of a dance studio, twelve other people by my side, all violently screaming, "I am the wave!" and truly believing that we were in fact cresting waves of the sea. It was at that moment I realized I was back in action at The University of the Arts.

Oct 10, 2011 | Comments (0)
Acting '14
Haverford, PA


Andrew Block is a budding actor/writer who is currently being trained by Meisner professor Curt Whipple (‘Waiting for Lefty’).  Andrew hails from the homogeneous suburbs of Philadelphia where he previously attended The Haverford School in Haverford PA. He loves films, especially Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Best in Show. A blessing and a curse, Andrew is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan, making him an instant minority amongst the UARTS populous. He also spends much of his time on the web series The Pursuit, a collegiate comedy satire with a strong penchant for American history, be sure to check it out. Andrew is the co-creator along with current tour guide Brad Ogden.