Behind the Scenes with Theatre UCF

Behind the Scenes with Theatre UCF


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get to be involved with the entire process of creating the show from the early design meetings all the way through the final performance and I love getting to see the show from its early stages and see as it grows how the actors grow with it. You’re the point person for the show, you’re the one that everybody will go to for each of the departments whether it’s scenery, for props or costumes, you’re the one that they go to and it’s especially harder when you are a student stage managing ’cause you also have to take classes on top of it and stay on top of those and stay on top of the show. – The whole escapism of
it and just being able to embody somebody else and tell somebody else’s story in a really truthful, realistic way within their circumstances. I mean yeah, it’s super fun being able to be somebody else and
whisk away into that world for however long a time we’re granted. It’s amazing the role, it kind of has it all, an ah, it’s a
great hysterical character, he’s kind of crazy, he
does a little of this singing and dancing here
and then which is always fun It’s just a good old time. – I knew early on in my life that I wasn’t going to be the girl that sits behind a desk or sits in a cubicle all day long and get really tired of routines. So being an actress allows you to work on a bunch of different projects and explore all kinds of different aspects about yourself and
aspects about other people so it’s constantly changing
and it’s constantly challenging so you’re always excited to
get to work and make art. There’s a lot of work that
we do here in classes. You know we do paper work, we answer questions who are you and go really in depth to these characters and at the end of the day we still bring a sense of
ourselves to them as well. It can be really hard sometimes just because there are
so many people out there in this field and it is very competitive and sometimes you kind of are like, what do they want, what do the casting directors want to see and what can I do to change, but at the end of the
day, they’re going to cast who they’re going to cast and as long as you stay true to yourself and stick to what your strengths are, you’ll be successful. – There’s nothing like live theater. Live theater is happening in the moment, it’s happening in the now and you’re sitting in your
bed binge watching Netflix, you’re not really sharing anything with those characters besides watching them and hearing their story. But for live theater, you’re
in the room where it happens so youa re witnessing that. All of these people, their hard work, the hours and the weeks
and the months that they put into this production, you’re able to share that with them. And getting that live
feedback from an audience there’s nothing like knowing
you’re hitting or missing it. – Anything can happen on stage like, it, I’ve never experienced
the same show twice when I’m working on something, Like a little detail can change the entire show one night. – Oh so much can happen, in like the best and worst way. Being able to feed off a live audience is amazing, it’s unlike anything else, just that feeling of the
live audience really just getting sucked into that world with you. – There’s just like a
thrill about live theater I can’t explain it, it’s like when you’re sitting there and the orchestra starts
playing and you’re on the edge of your seat, I always get chills. And just knowing these
people work their butts off. I mean eight shows a
week, singing, dancing all at the same time. It’s so much hard work
and it’s so rewarding and to get to watch it up on stage is truly incredible.

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