Name: Lauren Brace
Roles: The Enchantress, Witch 1, and the Devil’s Grandmother
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a smaller cast compared to other years?
“The advantages are that we’re able to bond a lot quicker, and we’re just having a lot of fun together. The disadvantages are that [fewer] people have the opportunity to be in the play and just kind of join the group, I guess.”
2. What makes you fit your roles so well?
“That’s a good question because I don’t really know. [The Enchantress] is really sassy, and she really likes to make an entrance, so I feel like that’s a side of me that I don’t get to show very often. [Witch 1] is very evil, and she’s just super fun to play. The Devil’s Grandmother is kind of like the personalities of [both of] my grandmas combined, so I use them as inspiration for how I play the character.”
3. What have been some difficulties in your roles at rehearsals?
“Probably doing different voices because I’m terrible at accents, but I’m trying my best, and I think I’ve improved a lot since the first rehearsal.”
4. What is your favorite part of being involved in the play/theatre program?
“It’s hard to say one favorite thing, but I think what I’ve enjoyed the most is getting to know everyone in the cast and our directors because not only is everyone super talented, but they also have amazing personalities that just make them super fun to be around.”
5. What is your personal favorite Brother’s Grimm story?
“My favorite is probably the ending of Cinderella because there are so many hilarious moments, and I can’t stop laughing backstage.”
6. In what ways has the experience influenced your high school career?
“I never expected to be in the play, like going into high school, but, now that I am, I am so incredibly grateful, and I think it’s really influenced my hidden passion for acting. And it makes me want to try and pursue more of it later on in high school.”
7. What has been the most surprising thing to you about this year’s show?
“I think the most surprising thing is just how quickly we’ve put everything together and how awesome it looks with such a small cast–I think it looks awesome–and how I’ve seen everything so many times but I still think it’s so funny, even after I’ve watched it a ton.”
8. What should audiences be excited about?
“I think they should be excited about all of the different characters that we are going to play in such a short amount of time and how much they are going to be cracking up laughing because of the jokes in the script and the acting that everyone does.”