Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Andrew Germuga

Educational Theatre

Dream study abroad location:
I don't really want to leave the city, there's too much to discover here. But if you forced me, I guess London's pretty nice.
Favorite Book (please include author):
America: The Book by Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show
My hidden talent:
i'm a halfway decent singer, and I don't get to show it off much around NYC. I lack confidence when surrounded by all these super talented, trained people, but I can carry a tune pretty well.
Three things I have with me at all times:
Wallet (including NYU ID card), iPod, Cell Phone
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
Some of the astounding theatrical talent that exists in the world. Particularly Stephen Sondheim.
My favorite study spot at NYU:
Pless hall is a great place to see friends while I study, and it's right near starbucks if I need a perk-up. If I really need to focus, Bobst LL1 is the place to be.
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Starting out a new chapter of my life in New York City with little guarantee that I would find happiness. Luckily, I know how that part turns out, and it's a good ending.
Community service I am most proud of:
Shakespeare to Go is a wonderful little organization that brings Shakespeare adaptions to NYC schools which i'm currently involved in. The reactions we get are priceless.
Childhood ambition:
Probably to be on Broadway. I still wish, sometimes, and sometimes it even feels possible.
Guilty pleasure:
I never feel guilty about my pleasures. i'm proud of who I am and what I love.
My favorite thing about NYC:
The wonderful theatrical opportunities, of course are spectacular. And the feeling of limitless possibilities is unmatched.
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
there's not really one single person, per se, but my fellow sophomores in Educational Theatre have been my rock and have offered guidance whenever I need it. Shoutout to the Palooza!
Biggest challenge:
Time management. i'm a major procrastinator, sometimes to lenghts to which it becomes a problem in getting things done at all. i'm trying to grow, but Hulu's got so much interesting content!
Dream job when I graduate:
Still unsure, as I've yet to experience much, but at this point I feel like it would be wonderful to work for a theatre company in an education department, hopefully working with students in some capacity, but still able to be involved with productions. I

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Rochester, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Steinhardt Scholars; AP Scholar with Honor; Student Theatre Award, Brighton High School; New York State Theatre Education Association (NYSTEA) Award; Hands of Christ Award, Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY
Community Service and Other Activities:
Shakespeare to Go; Department of Educational Theatre Conference "Theatre Pedagogy: Teaching the Art Form" Volunteer; Rochester Museum and Science Center Summer Fun