Who are you? What year are you? What are your interests?
Hi I’m Ayelia Moore, I’m a junior. I like to draw, sing, dance, and of course act!
I’m so glad you decided to tell people about yourself and the current Homestead fall play. What exactly do you do for James and the Giant Peach?
So I am the Spider, and I help James on his adventure with us insects in the peach. Oh but also on top of it!
What brought you to join the cast, crew for James and the Giant Peach?
I actually have never read the children’s book and so I wanted to try doing something that I had little past knowledge about. As soon as I learned about the characters and the story I fell in love and knew I had to be apart of it.
Do you have any stories from rehearsals, practices or crew sessions?
Well during the photoshoot for the play I was hanging onto the fireman’s pole. The faces I made as I tried to hang on, as well as me slamming myself into it from time to time made for a very interesting shoot.
All art comments on something or aligns itself with current issues. How does James and the Giant Peach comment on current social or political issues and has it influenced you this fall?
I feel like it is giving hope to stand up for yourself and create the story you wish to see. We are faced with many issues and are forced to follow in what other people believe is right. But if we can give people the courage that they can write their own story and choose what they think is best, then the world would be a beautiful place.
What do you hope the audience will be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?
I hope they think about how wonderful their experience was, all their favorite parts and how they want to have adventures on a giant peach too!
What’s one thing that is different in the rehearsal process for this production than anything we’ve done before in the Homestead Theatre Department?
I think having to create different locations while still showing that we are all living on the peach is a hard task. Yet we have all the creative minds making it really seem as though the peach is really there.