Name: Jack Scullion
Hometown: Old Kilcullen, Ireland
College: The National University of Ireland Galway
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am twenty-two, almost twenty-three. I come from a family of artists, and I decided that I didn’t want to be an artist, and went into theater. But, I have ended up becoming a theater designer, so therefore, an artist–just in a different way. Back home, I also double major in theater and classic civilization, but really, really prefer theater, and hope to do a MFA in theater design.
What has your experience in America been like?
I came here at the start of January, and I’m staying until the summer with an internship. It has been wonderful, but very busy. I love it here, I love the weather, I love the people, but I’m a bit of a workaholic, so I spend most of my time in the theater department. And I really like spending free time taking long walks on the beach.
Have you had any exciting adventures in California?
I have done a bit traveling, I went to L.A. with the Literature Club, a really cool bunch of people. We went to the Last Bookstore and Little Tokyo. I also went to San Francisco for a weekend, and it was beautiful, and I want to go back!
What has been your most memorable experience in college?
This time last year, my Drama Society went to the Irish Student Drama Awards, and we got nominated for over 10 awards, and won three. I was also nominated for best lighting, and it was a wonderful week and awards night, and just a great feeling being rewarded for hard work, and being recognized for something artistic.
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about UCSB?
My favorite thing is how beautiful it is: the weather, the buildings, the nature, the views, and the people—it’s all just beautiful! My least favorite thing would be skateboarders.