Written by: Caroline Ferrero (2019)
Hi! Welcome to my artist page. I am a junior at Homestead. Some of my interests include acting (obviously), and learning about multimedia production. I also like to draw. I am hoping my art background and my interest in multimedia production will help me get into a career involving animation. When I’m drawing I mostly listen to songs from musicals, especially Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked. I’ll also listen to “Dear Evan Hansen”. I also like to daring things like climbing the Lake Michigan bluff off the Lions Den Gorge with my sister to get a water bottle (long story).
Who do you play? or what is your role on crew? I play d’Artagnan’s mother, Convent Sister, and I appear in the ball scene.
What’s challenging about bringing this script to life? It is hard to make the fight scenes. Although, I’m not doing any of the fight scenes, I enjoy watching the other actors. I’m like this is the best thing ever. They make it look easy but it is really hard. The dancing is also difficult. I am not a good dancer and I sort of mess up almost every time I am doing it.
What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show? I think how the sword fighting and fighting is really cool. They also may be mad about a few surprises in the end.
Who in the show is most like their character? I have to say Maisie and Gwen because Maise can be really optimistic in a nice way. Gwen because she is really funny and she is perfect for Porthos.
If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be? Sabine or Milady because their two awesome girls who sword fight and manipulate guys with their beauty.
If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you? Me of course! However if I get older, than I don’t know probably somebody that makes a good me.
When did you first perform? I started performing in K5 during my school’s Christmas and Spring concerts. However, I truly started to enjoy performing after I saw “The Phantom of the Opera”. That play became my favorite and changed my attitude towards acting. I wanted to be a part of the play. In middle school, I portrayed the part of Andrea in the play “Once on this Island” and Grandma Josephine in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. My first performance at Homestead was last spring. I was part of the ensemble in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”.
When you have a five-minute break during rehearsal, what do you spend that time doing? During rehearsal breaks I fill my time by doing homework, talking to other actors, practice reading my script, or drawing.
If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next? I really, really, want Homestead to do “The Phantom of the Opera” before I leave high school. Seriously, I’ve been dreaming of doing it ever since I saw it.
What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like? Sundays should be a day without homework. There should be a large meal, time to relax, draw, or read. It is always nice to enjoy the outdoors when the weather is good.