The art of storytelling comes in many forms, and Boise State University theatre arts student, Ryan Singh, plans to use his degree and talent to tell stories while educating others.
“Many people think theatre is not a solid career unless you’re a major Hollywood star,” said Singh. “They are wrong. Theatre has been around as long as storytelling itself and will always be around for future generations. I want to be one of those storytellers who inspire new students to take up the ancient art and carry the torch after I’m gone.”
Singh, a Boise State freshman, is the recipient of several scholarships, including the Thelma Brown Endowed Scholarship for theatre students, the True Blue Scholarship and the James and Maxine Collins Scholarship, in support of students earning education degrees.
“Scholarship support has made my education possible,” Singh said. “My dream is to be a teacher and a successful artist in the theatre community. Both of those things take hard work and, at times, financial investment. With scholarship support, I’ve been able to focus more on my degree and course work, and less about the stress of paying for tuition.”
Singh is pursuing a theatre degree, as well as a secondary education degree. While in high school and deciding where to attend college, he attended theatre productions and festivals at Boise State and says the quality of those productions let him earn his degree here.
“Boise State’s theatre and education professors and classes are beyond what I could have hoped for as a senior in high school,” Singh said. “I am thankful for the great artists and teachers we have in the Boise State community that will always work to support student growth.”