I’ve been to a lot of places and done shows in different places, and this is genuinely my favorite place to come back to. And I think you see that because so many people in the arts in Goshen want to be here to give the arts back to the community. I think that just says a lot about the people who are here and how much we care about each other.
We weren’t expecting the Goshen Theater Summer Drama Club program to be virtual, either, but I think it’s going to be exactly what everyone needs. Especially for kids at home, now that school’s over and e-learning’s over, I think it’s going to be an awesome creative outlet. We’re learning so much by putting this together, and hopefully we’re able to impact the community with this program. I’m really, really thankful to be here. Doing the video lessons is the highlight of my week!
Amber Burgess gave me an internship with The Goshen Theater doing lots of work with arts administration, which is another interest of mine. I really enjoy teaching, as well, so I was able to choreograph the Goshen High School musical “Big Fish.” That was just a very inspiring experience to come back and be able to give back to a school that meant so much to me in my journey in figuring out what I wanted to do with theater.
Both of my parents are musicians – my dad is a pianist and my mom is a singer. Growing up, being involved in the arts and doing music and theater just seemed like a normal way of life for me because of how my family always was.
When I’m in Goshen, it revives me in a way that no other place can. I think that’s because of the strong community, but especially the arts community. The fact that I can come back and have a connection at The Goshen Theater and all of a sudden it has turned into this beautiful experience. Especially now with COVID-19, I feel like that has brought the Goshen community together so much.
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