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    Why I Joined Theatre

    Why I Joined Theatre
    “All the world’s a stage…”
    – Shakespeare


    I’ve always been a creative, charismatic, and confident person. I loved attention and had a genuine love for music, dance, and acting. After sixth grade, I had the bright idea to join the theatre, but that idea was soon nixed after the pandemic. Waiting patiently, over two years, I watched YouTube videos for acting tips and even found a drama club Zoom class.

    High School

    The summer before ninth grade, I enthusiastically signed up for Theatre I. Every day, I worried that the class would be unavailable. Fortunately, there was room. I had a semester class in theatre, and a fun teacher with it. My friends and I waited patiently every morning for class, excited to hang out with the other kids. I could easily be myself without judgment and became close with the other theatre kids within weeks.
    Our first show was Annie Jr. We did the show with high schoolers and middle schoolers. I loved performing with the ensemble! In the fall, I acted in Alabama’s Trumbauer competition with my friend from class. We made it to the state competition and had the time of our lives at Troy.
    In the spring, our show was Seussical. I auditioned with my best friend for the part of Thing 1. We got matching braces, we did our hair, and celebrated our auditions with chocolate-covered pretzels! I specifically liked Suessical, because it was a chance to get to know the other cast members that weren’t in my classes.


    Now, I am in 10th grade, and getting to do and learn more in theatre! Theatre is a way for me to express myself onstage and offstage. I can bring life to different characters and maintain my originality! I’m so excited to learn more over the years and cultivate my love for the theatrical arts!