Something that I’m really excited about is all the stage combat we’ll be doing. I have a little bit of stage combat training but I’ve never done it in a show before, and I think that will be a really interesting new experience for me.
What is the greatest challenge you face with this show?
One challenge I face is balancing doing this show with all the homework I’m getting now that I’m in my first year of high school.
What kind of research are you doing to prepare?
Since my character is from the 70’s, I’m looking up stuff that was going on in that time period. I already watch a lot of old TV shows, but I’m going to be looking more into what happened in history during that time so I can give my character a little bit more context.
What have been some of your favorite previous roles (or productions you have been involved with)?
One of my favorite past roles was when I played a young Russian girl in a play at the theater camp I went to this summer. I got to learn how to do a Russian accent, which was incredibly challenging but one of the best challenges I’ve had as an actor. I had a really wonderful experience with the cast.
This play is about ghosts - have you ever encountered the supernatural yourself?
I unfortunately have never had a supernatural experience (thus far) but I’ve always wanted to encounter some sort of spirit or supernatural being.
I think that the scariest movie I’ve ever seen would either be The Shining or The Exorcist. I was going through a scary movie phase a couple of years ago, and I watched them both around the same time. They were terrifying!
What are you going to take from this production?
I hope to take with me the experience of working in a professional production and an experience I will always remember. This is my first professional production and it’s been a really great experience.