Hannah Derwent

1. What are you most excited about for the show?

“At the beginning, I was most excited to see what directions the actors took their characters and how they played with them. Now, I can’t wait to show all their talent and hard work to an audience.”

2. What is your favorite part of being involved in theater?

“My favorite part of the theater would be the unpredictability. Walking into rehearsal, I never know what I could be asked to do this time”

3. What was the most surprising thing to you about this year’s show?

“Considering that part of my job is to anticipate the unexpected, I don’t run into a lot of surprises. However, I was definitely impressed with some of the talent we found at auditions and how those new people have improved with and embraced their character.”

4. What have been some difficulties you’ve had at rehearsals as student director?

“Especially after a long school day, it’s really hard to go to rehearsal and be ready for any possible problem or oversight to be thrown at you to solve. What’s been difficult for me this year is keeping going through that long day when all I want to do is curl up backstage and take a nap.”

5. How has this experience influenced your high school career?

“Theater’s really made a lot of decisions for me through my high school career. For example, maybe I found a class or a club I was interested in, but because of my already overfilled schedule, I just don’t have time for it. I’ve really enjoyed it, but I am looking forward to having more flexibility with my time.”

6. What should audiences be most excited for?

“So much time and thought have been put into every little aspect of the show; the audience should really be excited about everything. The costumes, the music, the dancing, the tech: we’ve really got the full package this year.”

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