Introducing: Maggie Birgel ’14


Senior theater major Maggie Birgel is doing what she loves.

In less than four years, she has appeared in nine productions at Davidson and served as a summer intern with Penumbra, the nation’s oldest and most vital African American theatre company. She’s also president of the college a capella group, Androgyny.

During a transformative semester abroad studying at the British American Drama Academy in London, where she cultivated a passion for classical theatre, Birgel took a side trip to Paris to visit her Davidson roommate and stumbled upon a “lovelock” bridge. The padlocks, affixed to bridges all over the world, symbolize unbreakable love. “When we came across the bridge I decided to take the yarn bracelet off my wrist, make a wish, and tie it to the chain link for good luck,” she said.


About Author

Lisa Patterson is editor of the Davidson Journal. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Ohio University, and holds master’s degrees in English and public health.

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