Morgan Kinsinger Receives Fulbright Grant

Wheaton English major Morgan Kinsinger ’15 recently received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to teach English in South Korea. Her Fulbright ETA award will place her in a classroom to provide assistance to a local English teacher, while acting as a cultural ambassador to the U.S. While most of her time will be spent in the classroom, she also hopes to lead an after-school student group to write and perform its own original theater piece. Kinsinger’s students will learn the history of British, American, and Korean theater; create Talchum or Western-style masks, sets and costumes; and devise a theater piece through improv comedy and creative writing activities. Kinsinger’s final vision is to document this creative process on film, to “explore how theater exercises can be used to improve English comprehension—and maybe how such projects can open discussions with students about race, culture, and linguistic colonialism.”