For as long as I can remember, my life has been consumed by theatre. Whether it be behind the scenes, on stage, in the audience; I have always tried to dip my feet in as many areas of performing arts as possible. As a result, it was very important to me that I leave behind something for my high school besides just a memory.
In November of this year I decided to direct a show of which all the proceeds would go to Buchanan High School’s Bearstage. With the blessing of the lead drama teacher, I picked to do an interactive murder mystery dinner theatre in my school’s cafeteria. I got the script, held auditions, cast the show, blocked the scenes, made the set, and delegated other tasks to a few helping students without which I couldn’t have succeeded to the amount that I did. The food was donated and before I knew it, it was opening night.
The cast was amazing, and with the hard work of everyone who worked on the show, we made more money than any other student production in the history of Buchanan High School. I’m very proud that I could leave behind something that would help other drama students pursue their passions, and give them inspiration to make their own opportunities arise.