Pepperdine Scotland Blog

Stresses About Coming

I was worried about this trip and coming to Scotland because I assumed Scotland was, well, very white. I was worried the food would be bland, everyone would stare at me like I was...

Proud to be An American

When I first auditioned for Americana, I thought of it as “a show about gun violence.” It was originally created to be “a show about gun violence.” Now, I’ve begun to see it as...

Coby’s Cèilidh

Our week in Glenelg was topped off with a community Ceilidh, where we shared art, music, and poetry with any locals who wanted to join the party. After some encouragement from friends, and plenty...

A Californian in Glasgow

My colleagues have, during the previous week, talked about the magic of Glenelg. And while I completely agree with them, Glenelg had a charm unmatched by anywhere I’ve been in my life. What was...

The Magical Portal of Glenelg

Glenelg is a magical portal. It carries magic in every blade of grass and every legend passed down. The highlands are the embodiment of escape, the heart of the story.  I’ve spent much of...

Wishing They Were Here

Several of our Scotland-based followers (and others) have asked and there’s lots of info to share, so it’s time to put everything I know in one place.  This has been an absolutely horrendous week...

42 Hours

It has been 42 hours since I woke up to leave Scotland for the second time in my life. I am 3,264 miles away from Edinburgh as I currently sit here waiting for my...

The Girl In The Corner

1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4,1,2,3, GO! This is what goes through my head when I’m onstage. My brain is thinking in beats and musical measures, and I’m hoping that I’m counting correctly. To the audience that comes to...