Day in the Life: Daniel WalshPosted on October 21, 2013 | by Kate Marin
After wrapping up a semester abroad in NYU London, Steinhardt junior Daniel Walsh returned to the city to pursue his passion for educational theater. If you haven’t seen him wandering the grounds of Alumni residence hall or working at the front desk at the Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department, you can most likely find Walsh eating a Quiznos turkey-mayo-lettuce sandwich in Upstein.
9 a.m.: Walsh stumbles out of bed and into the bathroom to clean himself up before class. For breakfast, Walsh grabs a pack of Pop-Tarts — preferably pumpkin pie flavor — from the value-size pack his mother delivered to him.
10:30 a.m.: Walsh heads to his 11 a.m. lecture on Cuban History and Revolution. This particular class is conducted entirely in Spanish, which was unexpected, as Walsh does not speak Spanish.
12:15 p.m.: Walsh heads to Upstein for a quick lunch — a Quiznos sandwich with turkey, mayonnaise and lettuce and a Pepsi Max — before making his way to the Tisch building. Walsh works at the front desk in the Drama Department, where he answers phones, emails and assists advisors with filing and labeling. More recently, Walsh was embellishing the floor with festive Halloween decorations.
4:45 p.m.: Walsh proceeds back to Upstein for his second lunch — another beloved Quiznos sandwich — before going home.
5:30 p.m.: As part of his duties as a resident assistant, Walsh works at Alumni’s resource center. He hands out packages and trash bags to residents and answers phone calls during his shift.
7 p.m.: Walsh relaxes for an hour before rehearsal. He stays in his room on the seventh floor and researches films starring Sandra Bullock for a project he is working on in a course called Collegium.
8 p.m.: Walsh makes a quick stop at Starbucks on Astor Place before rehearsal for “Godspell,” a play he is co-directing with the Steinhardt school’s Uproar Theatre Corps.
“Co-directing ‘Godspell’ is an awesome chance to get to work on the skills I learn in educational theater,” Walsh said. “I love being a part of a university that allows me to get real-life experience with my craft.”
11:30 p.m.: After three-and-a-half hours full of Broadway songs, Walsh is home for the night. He snacks on Nutella and pretzels while attempting to complete some homework.
2 a.m.: Now up late, especially on a school night, Walsh lays down to sleep after a long day.
A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Oct. 21 print edition. Kate Marin is a contributing writer. Email her at email@example.com.