Where is your home neighborhood?
What do you do during the day?
I'm a clerk at a local grocery store by day and a theatre creative by night.
We would love to hear a brief history with Stage 62 and/or your local theater/creative work.
I started at Stage 62 in seventh grade as a concession stand clerk and then performed in my first production in Blue's Clues: LIVE! Since then, I would continue in concessions when I wasn't on the stage. My favorite credits at 62 include Tina Turner in The Wedding Singer and King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar.
What do you do as a creator?
When I'm not giving free concerts in the shower, I'm often singing or choreographing or doing whatever I can to keep myself at the ready for when theatre opens back up.
What do you think makes a really good story? What do you think makes a really good song?
I think relatability makes for a really good story. Even in the smallest sense. Theatre is cathartic and is a way for us to leave the real world and engage in a story for a point in time and can sometimes, in a small way, leave us changed. I think that different elements can definitely help engage different senses and emotions that help us take in the story.
What about these stories made you want to make something new with them?
"Stop wishing and start doing." If you really want something, you will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Watch videos, read articles, do the research, and be creative every day that you can be.
Is there anyone you'd like to say thank you to for making these happen?
Huge thank you to Seth and Becki for reaching out to me to be a part of this and to the whole creative team for their extremely hard work to help bring theatre back to families that love it most or who will discover to love it for the first time.