Give a little general information about yourself: how did you become interested in theatre?
I became interested in theatre when I experienced how much of an escape it is for people. Before attending University I had no prior training, so I came in really open to learning. While being here I learned so much and have fallen in love with theatre so much more!
What kind of career do you hope to have?
I hope to continue to create art and be involved in projects that showcase inclusivity in theatre. There is something extremely powerful in representation, and I want to continue to make strives in this field to see people that look like myself in major roles.
What is your favorite thing about the Department of Theatre?
I love our faculty. I feel as though in my time here I have received so many wonderful mentors that have guided me while in my time here and beyond. Our faculty really pour into us as artists and our training in ways I could not have imagined.
Do you participate in any community activities or work in the Charlotte arts community?
I have worked closely with a non-profit organization named UrbanPromise Charlotte in the community and have led theatre classes for their summer programs, where I have taken my training or shows I have worked on and brought them to that organization. I worked in partnerships to bring Sûr from the Nouveau Sud Project there to be performed. I’ve also been able to work stage management professionally for local companies such as Charlotte’s Off-Broadway, BNS Productions, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, and Nouveau Sud.”
When you are not in class, studying, or working, what do you like to do for fun?
When I am not completely busy running around with work and course work I am working on another skill: photography. I am working to build up a portfolio, which I am really excited to launch soon! I am also carving out time to actively be at the gym and work on training there!