Meet the Amazing Drama Club E-Board!
HEEELLLLOOOO FELLOOOW THESPIANS!!!!!!
My name is Taliah Lansing and I am your Drama Club Co-President this year! One super awesome part about this is that I was vice-president for Reem and Megan last year, so they were able to show me the ropes! I am a junior this year (yeah they let me pass, how weird is that??) and I’m can’t wait to organize some awesome events for you guys. Something you all really need to know about me is that I have a super old goldfish who eats the rocks on the bottom of his bowl. His name is rocky, cause DUUUH of course it is
When I’m in theatre seasons (winter and spring), I love to play the super annoying characters that you can’t help but laugh at! Another one of my passions is aerial work. I don’t think I can ever forget the time Figg helped me get through crochet for the first time! It’s so amazing being in the silks and lyra, you feel so powerful! When not in theatre season, I do theatre. No, literally, I mean it… in the fall I am on HHS Varsity swim, but I also do one act! It’s where I make my favorite memories! Then, in the summer when I am not able to be in main stage productions, I put on little skits with my campers and sing for them! The kiddos are super adorable!
Every show that we put on at Homestead has a special place in my heart! The memories I make with everybody mean more to me than the plot itself!!! If I had to pick one play in particular, it would probably be The Cave. This is the show that Figg helped us write last year. It was amazing seeing the plot unfold and watching the characters grow up, I was a PROUD MAMA!!!
Math and I have a love-hate relationship at school. I love math — I hate math… It’s simple really. I really liked algebra 2 for some reason? Maybe it was because Mrs. Nelson made it fun but I liked it a ton more than calculus!! To all of my friends in honors pre-Calc….. I say goooood luuuuck
This year I am really looking forward to meeting all of our new friends! Even just at the first meeting on September 3rd, there were ELEVEN people I didn’t know! How awesome is that?!?! I’ve already met some of you guys at the tailgate, but I’m really excited to get to know everybody as you come to meetings, improv nights, and parties!
As we introduce ourselves to you we are also asking “Figg-Type” questions to each other, so… Lizzie would like to know: “What flavor and shape of jello would you consider yourself?”
Flavor: definitely lime because it’s my favorite color and the only flavor of jello I’ve ever had!
Shape: a car! It sounds weird, but when my sister turned 16 I made her a car out of cookie dough, so I want to try it out of jello too!
Thank you guys for reading this, even though you’re probably just procrastinating an English essay or something right now, it means a lot I know we are going to have a year to remember!
Now, my question to my co-president Elizabeth is…
Your feet now sweat one condiment. Which condiment and why?
I would have my feet sweat pickles because they’re one of my favorite foods haha.
Hi my name is Julia Rowe and I am a junior and Vice President of our Drama Club! This is my third year on E-Board and I’m super excited to work with these amazing people another year! This is also my second year as Drum Major of our marching band, so the arts really mean a lot to me.
In the past few years of Homestead Theatre, I have acted in five mainstage shows, been on stage crew for one show, and acted in a student-led small stage production. I am also currently in my second year of One Act and assistant directing our fall show, James and the Giant Peach. When not in theatre, I keep busy through participating in marching band and taking dance classes.
My current favorite musical is Come From Away because it has such a unique style of music and energy. Its small cast does wonders with conveying its beautiful message about the ability of people to come together after a tragedy.
My favorite class is One Act because we are all able to bond over creating a beautiful piece of art. It’s also a nice way to end the day because it is always 1st trimester, 5th hour. Another theatre thing I’m excited about is Drama Club! I’m excited to get to know all the new freshmen and underclassmen because we have a lot of new people getting involved this year.
Now my odd question…
Ethan, if you had to replace your right hand with an animal head what would it be?
That’s a tough question. Hmm… Look, I know this kind of weird but I would replace it with a snakes head! Snakes are cool and imagine having the control of a snake’s head at your fingertips. I would name it Snake Gyllenhaal. Don’t ask…
Name: Ethan Schlesinger
Fun Fact: I have been playing the drums since 7th grade and would love to join a band someday!
Hey guys! I am super involved with theater at Homestead. I love acting, and the feeling of being on stage is a feeling that is unlike any other. I have performed in 8 mainstage productions and 3 one-act/student-directed shows. I have played many different kinds of characters varying from the Porter in Macbeth to now, James in James and the Giant Peach. Homestead’s theater department has expanded my knowledge and given me the tools/direction needed to pursue my passion. Outside of theater, I enjoy photography, filmmaking, playing music, and hanging out with friends. My love for photography and videography is pretty close to the theater. I enjoy seeing the world through different lenses and enjoy making people laugh, cry, and smile. Before a couple of years ago, it was just a hobby, but now it could be potentially what I want to do for the rest of my life.
My absolute favorite musical is How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. I saw it about 3 years ago at my performing arts summer camp and immediately fell in love with it. The musical also contains my dream role, Finch. Unfortunately, I have never been in a production of it (yet!). How to Succeed is such a select show and is just full of joy. Another reason why I love it is because of the finale song, ‘Brotherhood of Men’ which is just my absolute favorite finale in any musical ever. From the beginning to end, it keeps you engaged and laughing constantly. If you are fortunate enough to see a production of this show, enjoy it in its entirety.
As for school, I love One Act Class! (I know, a theater class… what a surprise…) Every day I look forward to 5th hour, where I get to collaborate with other beautiful young artists. Although a fun class where there is a lot of laughs. A lot of laughs. It is a vigorous one full of trial and error, collaboration, and trusting of your peers. I am proud to say that this class has helped me grow not only as an artist but also as a person entirely. For anyone who is even slightly considering, I highly recommend you sign up for this beautiful adventure.
If not One Act, then join Drama Club! I want to start off by saying that Drama Club is freaking awesome! It is such an excellent opportunity to meet people who share the same interests as you. I have been apart of Drama Club since my freshman year, and all I can say is that I have found such a loving community that anyone can be apart of. That is why I am so ecstatic about being on E board this year! I am happy I get to work with such kind people when planning events and activities that everyone will enjoy. This year is going to be amazing!
My question to Leila is…
If you could poop out one food/object/substance what would it be?
I love this question, so thank you Ethan. (I’m also assuming this is magic so uh …it wouldn’t hurt? ) I would want to poop out money. $50 bills to be specific. Then I’d have an endless supply of money and I could basically do anything with that. I’d feel too weird to poop out anything that’s going into my mouth, but this way I can still buy food. I can also donate a LOT of money to charities to help others, because there’s no limit. Not to mention fund things for Drama Club!!
That, or any books that I think of. Then I am my own personal library. And it’s not only limited to books that currently exist…so I could think of an original book idea and POOF book by Leila Mohsenian, escaping writer’s block forever! 🙂
Hi! My name is Leila Mohsenian! I am one of the Public Relations Coordinators! I am a junior and have been involved in drama club and shows for three years!!
When in theatre, I act and perform in the plays and musicals. When outside theatre, which is a rare occasion, I am studying, working (as my position as a donut maker), writing/reading, playing my violin, cuddling with my beautiful puppy, Ella, or spending time with friends and family.
My favorite musical of all time is Hairspray! I love the fun music and important messages they tell. My favorite play is Much Ado About Nothing! Which is a fun Shakespeare comedy!
My favorite show that I have ever been in is Bonny Anne Bonny, which was a fun pirate show in the fall show of my sophomore year!
My favorite class at Homestead that I’m currently taking is One Act! It’s such a fun class, and I get to hang out with all my friends while creating beautiful theatre. It’s a really great class to end long days with.
This drama season is going to be so much fun! I’m so excited to be on E-board this year and to be more involved! I also can’t wait to meet all the wonderful new faces of drama club!
My question to Kaet is this:
If you could go back in time to any moment in history, what moment would you go to and why?
Oh boy. I’d need a few weeks to really think about this one, but I guess what comes to mind right away is going back in time to meet actor and comedian Robin Williams. He’s always been one of my favorite famous people, and I think he’d be such a beautiful human to meet and have a conversation with.
Hi there! My name is Kaet Sisney and I am a junior. Some things I love are music, reading, cooking, and playing with my dogs. I have been involved with theatre since I was a young kid, and I would love to become friends with everyone and all of you who are new to Drama Club!
I have acted in the past two years, and am currently in One Act. I will be doing crew for the first time as a part of makeup for James and the Giant Peach, and I am super excited! Outside of theatre, I enjoy singing and playing the french horn in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. I love everything music, dance, and theatre, and I also enjoy science!
There are so many musicals that I love, but some of my favorites are West Side Story, Aida, and Pippin. I love the beautiful orchestration and composition of West Side Story. Aida has been one of my favorite musicals ever since I was a kid, and I’ve been in love with the story, energy, and music of Pippin ever since I saw it this past spring.
My favorite class that I’ve taken at Homestead is a tie between One Act and Choir. As for my after school things… Drama Club! There is so much that I’m excited about this year! I guess you could say that I’m most excited about all the new opportunities that I’m going to have. Especially, being able to have a positive effect on Drama Club through E-Board, being able to experience the fall play through crew (versus being on stage), and being able to see the beautiful season that we have come to life!
Katrina, you are up next for the “Figg-Type” Question of the Day!
If you were in charge of making a new holiday, what would it be?
I would personally change National Pickle Day to be a federal holiday. This includes getting off work and school on November 14th of every year.
Hello, I’m Katrina Liberman! I’m currently the craziest junior yet to step foot at Homestead High School, and very excited to be the Drama Club Treasurer for 2019-2020! As the resident Math Person and fundraising extraordinaire, I’m super enthused to be helping out as much as possible! In theater, I mostly act but am dabbling in directing in the spring. Theatre is most definitely my passion and I spend wayyyy too much time absorbing myself in plays, musicals, and not memorizing my lines. My favorite play would probably be No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, simply because of the introspective examination of the concept of the afterlife and what “Hell” really is. My favorite musical, (my preferred method of theater consumption) would definitely be a tie between Falsettos and Come From Away. These shows are two completely different styles of music and acting, but take place within the same 2 decades. Falsettos is simply just a beautiful musical about love and loss, taking place during the AIDS crisis in the ’80s; whereas Come From Away contains similar themes of love and loss but during 9/11 and the week following it. I love diving into musicals and plays, but my favorite thing to do would be to work on theater with my best friends, which is why I absolutely love One Act, making it my favorite class at Homestead (other than APES).
Now for my question! Zach!
If you were a produce item, what would you be?
I get this question asked a lot so I figured I would just tell everyone. If I was a produce item I would be a carrot.
My name is Zach Miller and I’m one of the two new amazing drama secretary’s! I’m a sophomore. I’m crazy, fun, cranky, and old (I really am a 97-year-old man). A fun fact about me is that I’m left-handed and have already taken 3.5 credits of fine art classes. When I’m in theater I talk to every single person possible, I’m always laughing, and I work upstairs in costumes. When I’m not in the theater I go mad with boredom, I watch so much tv, hang out with my friends, and annoy my mother with jokes at 5 am because I can’t do that at drama. My favorite musical so far is Shrek: the Musical, I have been listening to the soundtrack nonstop for over a month, I love it so much!
My favorite class at Homestead so far is Painting 3, one because Mrs. Nowak is amazing, two I’m the only sophomore that high in painting, and third of all it’s so much fun!
I am so excited for the musical this year, though it’s going to be a pain with my classes I can’t wait to work with over 50 people again!
Lizzie, if you could replace one of your body parts with an animal part would it be and why?
I would replace my left leg with Tigger’s tail.
Hi everyone! My name is Lizzie Wilkerson and I am one of the co-secretaries this year. As a junior at Homestead, I’ve learned a lot about Drama Club as a participant and can’t wait to implement some of my ideas as an E-board member. A fun fact about myself is that I ate a PB&J sandwich everyday at school when I was in 4th grade. Boring, I know.
My freshman year in theatre I acted in both the fall and spring shows and played my cello in pit during the musical. I even acted in my high school’s show when I studied abroad in Italy last year (ask me about it sometime; the director had some… interesting ideas for Romeo and Juliet). When I’m not in theatre I play in Homestead’s symphony orchestra and participate in a three-year leadership training program at YMCA Camp Minikani.
My favorite musical is Fiddler on the Roof because I think the music is fantastic and the main character is hilarious. I also think that it spreads a very important message. When I was in 8th grade I watched it three times at Homestead; it’s still one of my favorite shows Homestead has done.
My favorite class at Homestead is One Act, which is an intensive theatre class where we work to put on a one-act play that we later perform at competitions. I’ve loved watching one-act shows in the past and I’m so excited to now work on one. It also combines crew, costumes, and actors in an environment where we can bond and grow as people.
I’m so excited for Drama Club this year! We have so many fun activities planned, like Amazing Race, PAT’s birthday party, and the PATs awards at the end of the year. I can’t wait to get to know every member of drama club this year!!!!