One Acts debut student directors

by Tommy Yazell/Staff Writer

Photo: Ms. Carolyn Voigt, theater director, speaks with Mae Griffin, 12, and Dean Camacho, 12, about One Acts. 

Dean Camacho, 12, Meghan Brown, 12, and Jules McGuire, 11, are directors for the theater department’s upcoming One Acts on Sept. . 28-30. The One Acts are three smaller shows that all happen on one night and they are going to be student-directed.
Camacho’s show is called So Alike and is about two very good friends who are at a birthday party. Throughout the play you find out more about them. Brown’s show is Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility and is about superheroes and their normal lives.
Camacho said that the hardest part of directing his show is trying to make sure everyone is on the same page and everything is going smoothly. Camacho said that his favorite part of directing the show so far is “seeing my ideas that started out on paper come alive through the actors.”
Brown said that the hardest part of directing her show is trying to “stay committed to my actors so that they can learn and put on a good show, but I also have to talk with costumes, hair, and sound, etc. My favorite part has been being able to see the growth in my actors.”

All of the directors have acted in at least one show before and have enjoyed it. Camacho has acted in three shows and Brown has acted in every show since her freshman year. All three directors agree that the best night to come is Sept. 29, Saturday night, because that is when the actors are typically most confident and it is the best night for the shows. The head of the costume department is Serena Ashley-Yazell,  12. She is in charge of the entire costume department and of making sure that all of the costumes for the One Acts get made. Ashley-Yazell said that the hardest part is getting to be in charge and be creative as well as the pressure to get all of the costumes done in time and the pressure to close the show. Ashley-Yazell’s favorite costume she has ever made is Pippin’s armor from the show Pippin that the theater department did last year.