Throughout our Centennial year, we’re inviting notable alumni and exciting guests to campus to speak with students, faculty and staff, and other members of our Burroughs community. Recaps from their visits are available below.
Cory Finley ’07, a New York-based playwright and filmmaker, returned to Burroughs in late April 2023 to speak about his path from the JBS stage to the Sundance Film Festival. Cory returned to campus in conjunction with this year’s upper-school spring play, The Feast, which he wrote.
Composer-lyricist and writer Julia Riew ’17 came back to Burroughs in May 2022 to speak about her meteoric rise in the world of musical theatre. Julia returned to campus in conjunction with this year’s middle school musical, Thumbelina: A Little Musical, which she wrote. During her visit, Julia appeared on The Face to Face, a student-led podcast by members of the class of 2026. Listen now via Spotify!
Fiber artist Frankie Toan ’08 (they/them) returned to Burroughs as part of our Centennial Finale Weekend, in conjunction with the opening of their show, Queer Gardens: Becoming Wild, in the Bonsack Gallery. A full video of Frankie’s remarks will be posted soon; you can read more about their visit here. Frankie’s show will be on view in the Bonsack until Tuesday, November 28.
As part of our Centennial Finale Weekend, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman ’03 spoke to the Burroughs community about the evolution of artificial intelligence. His interview with current parent and trustee Bobby Dunn ’94 is available here. Sam also spoke to students in morning assembly, when he was presented with our 2023 Outstanding Alum Award.