What makes theater so important to you?
“I think kids get to express themselves, learn teamwork and learn about the art of scenery. If you work hard on memorizing your lines then that will pay off. It’s just fun to put on a performance."
How have you been involved in theater/theatrical productions?
“When I was in elementary school, I did after school drama class. That was a lot of fun because I got to play different characters. Also as a kid, our neighborhood put on several plays, including Hansel and Gretel and a Dracula-like play. Then, when I had kids, I held an after school drama class where we put on several plays that I later decided to publish so other people could perform them.”
How do you think theater effects society?
“I think it brings people together, like a celebration. I think it brings out the best qualities in people; strong characters, hard work and an overall warm feeling of community.”
What would you tell to people interested in theater?
“Make sure you jump at any chance you get to be involved in any kind of production. You’ll have so much fun. Work hard. Practice often.”
What would you tell to people about following their passion, as you did with theater?
“I think it’s really important to figure out what you love and go after it. Sometimes it might be hard, but if you really love something you should stick with it.”