Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Liane Tomasetti

Educational Theatre

Community service activity I'm most proud of:
earI participated in Shakespe to Go, a program through my department which creates 60 minute versions of Shakespearean classics and brings them to schools in New York City for free. it's an amazing feeling when you see that the students get it and to be a
Dream study abroad location:
Madrid, Spain
Guilty pleasure:
Post-Its! Any shape, any size, any color.
Why I chose this program:
I have always loved theatre, but didn't want a conservatory or to only be able to study one thing. I love working with children and so Ed Theatre was the perfect blend of my two passions, it is the best decision I have ever made. I love all the diverse cl
Childhood ambition:
To go to NYU and be a Broadway Star!
Biggest challenge:
Learning how to navigate New York. I know it's a grid, but I am very geographically challenged.
Hidden talent:
Cake Decorating and Waterskiing...unfortunately not at the same time
My favorite place to have coffee around NYU:
The Teaspot on Mcdougal, i'm a tea person.
A book from class I would never sell back:
An Ethic of Excellence by Ron Berger
My dream job when I graduate:
Peace Corps, I want to use theatre as a vehicle for social change.
Best vacation:
Lake George with my whole family
I would like to be remembered for my:
Creativity and Optimism
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Desiree Hamburger, she taught my Intro to Educational Theatre class and changed the way I look at teaching and theatre. She provided me with so many resources and so much confidence.
What I do to de-stress:
I like to sit in Washington Square Park and people watch.
If I could have lunch with any person, dead or alive, I'd choose:
Anna Deavere Smith

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Elmsford, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Deans List, Ultra Violet Live Finalist, OTM for the Hall Council at Thirteenth Street (Cluster Rep.)
Community Service and Other Activities:
Shakespeare To Go, which brings Shakespearean classics to the schools of New York City, allowed me to share one my favorite things, theatre, with students of the city! Steinhardt's Day of Service which allowed me to meet new people in Steinhardt who also enjoy giving back to the community! I also participate in the club Artists Striving to End Poverty which hosts specific service events locally, but always brings it back to the arts with benefit concerts and Christmas caroling. I also have worked at TADA! Youth Theatre helping to facilitate musical theatre classes for children, which is always a blast!