I love theater, although I'm not nearly as involved now as I was in high school. I was lucky to float around most facets of technical theater before finally settling on lighting, which I (fearlessly?) lead throughout the rest of my high school career. And if I'm being honest, I ended up as a leader by complete accident. But I'm so glad everything happened the way it did, because those experiences are some my fondest memories from that time in my life.
I was also very involved in photography during high school. I essentially lived in the darkroom, and I took every level of photography and then IB Art, and it was a true sanctuary for me in the tumultuous time that was being a teenager. Through teachers talking and being involved in both areas, I started doing portraits and production photography for the theater program that had been such a wonderful thing for me in high school. I'm so grateful for the opportunity, and I love getting to come back every season to watch what they've been working on in such an intimate space. I also think it's so neat that I went to working with lights in a theatrical sense to working with something absorbing light in a similar sense.
It's gotten to the point where I don't know anyone in the program except for a couple friends' siblings, and that blows my mind. I went to see them perform Sweeney Todd last week, and it was honestly so incredible. I was completely swept away, and I'm excited to share a couple of my favorite photos from the night.
Until next week!