The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

Israell King

Name: Israell King

Grade: 11

Role: Witch 2 and Girl

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a smaller cast compared to other years?

“We can get to know each other a lot better and we’re all a lot more active than we would be versus if it was a bigger cast, but it is also a little bit unfortunate because we have so much more to memorize and make sure we’re responsible for.” 

2. What makes you fit your roles so well?

“I think I fit my roles pretty well because they’re kind of quirky and fun. I don’t fit the witch one too well—I don’t think I’m a witch—but the Girl role I think I fit a little bit better because she’s just a regular girl.”  

3. What have been some difficulties in your role(s) at rehearsals?

“Making sure to match everyone else’s energy, memorizing lines and cues, and making sure that we stay in the scene and not laugh.” 

4. What is your favorite part in being involved in the play/theatre program?

“I love meeting new people and trying new things, and I love getting new roles because I just like to branch out and see if I can be different types of people.”

5. What is your personal favorite Brother’s Grimm story?

“The Little Mermaid. For sure, The Little Mermaid. I love that story. The original is sad, but I still love it.”

6. In what ways has the experience influenced your high school career?

“It’s definitely helped me a lot more with teamwork because there’s a lot of teamwork in being a part of a cast.”

7. What has been the most surprising thing to you about this year’s show?

“We say a lot of intense things; it’s really, really funny, so we have to push the boundaries for some stuff.”   

8. What should audiences be excited about?

“They should be excited for pretty much everything. Everything is so funny, and I don’t think there’s a time where they won’t laugh. Nothing is serious, and it’s very lighthearted—especially for the year that we’re in, which I think is very cool.”

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