Why I Chose Theatre

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Growing up I have always had the desire to help people. While most of my friends were playing princess and house, I was always playing doctor. I would force my friends to act sick so I could diagnose them like I had seen on the shows my parents watched. Even my barbies were always doctors. I wanted to change lives, even then, and it's still true to this day. However I know there is a lot I have to learn until I achieve my goals, and surprisingly being in theatre in high school has taught me a lot more than one would think. Theatre has pushed me to accelerate in academics and have a brighter outlook on life. Being in theatre taught me much more than how to perform a monologue. With long rehearsals almost every day of the week, I quickly learned the art of time management. I found that in order to not stay up till 2 in the morning, desperately trying to finish my school work, I would have to use any spare time to study or complete assignments. I also…show more content…
Theatre is all about working with people to create an efficient product. If there is tension between you and your partner the whole scene will suffer from it. You have to push through and find middle ground so that what you are trying to portray can be conveyed from the audience. Also theatre taught me about working under pressure. I remember the first project sophomore year, singing in front of the whole class. The whole day leading up I was so nervous I could hardly breathe. So when I walked onto the stage I was paralyzed with fear. I knew these upperclassmen would judge me. I stood up and introduced myself in front of the class. I could feel my heartbeat in my ears. I took a deep breath and started singing. At first I was timid and weak, but the more I got into the song, the stronger and confident I became, Afterwards I felt silly for being scared in the first place. However I learned that all I need to do under stress is, take a breath, and believe in

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