Morgan Witham [THYONA] started on this island, wandered away for fifteen years, then came back and took root. While away, she completed high school at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, earned her Theater B.A. from Grinnell College, and braved the National Theater Institute. After working in schools on the Schoodic Peninsula, she joined the American and New England Studies graduate program at the University of Southern Maine, digging into “What’s the deal with this strange, beautiful place we call home?” Sadly for her CV and pay-scale, she bolted to an Island Institute Fellowship on Isle au Haut, got immersed in applied ANES, and abandoned her thesis on women working to rock the Spinster Life.
A decade ago, she island-hopped back to Deer Isle, where she’s been happily living her heart out/attempting to be useful ever since. (Why yes, she is also a Sue’s School of Dance alum).