Meet the Artist: Jaci Robar

Who are you?  What year are you?  What are your interests?

Hey! My name is Jaci Robar and I am a sophomore. I like to draw, bake, sing, play instruments, and of course, act!

What exactly do you do for Alice in Wonderland?

I play A random scholar, one of three daisies, Duck, Humpty Dumpty, and the Seven of Clubs.

What brought you to join the cast for Alice in Wonderland??

I wanted to join Alice in Wonderland as a cast member for 2 reasons. 1, I absolutely adore the theater and loved being in “Cinderella” and “The Secret in the Wings”. Additionally, I did not make it into volleyball this year, but honestly, I didn’t really want to do volleyball anymore, so I guess not making it into JV actually helped me

Do you have any stories from rehearsals?

I’d say really my only true story is before we actually started to do choreography and lines; I was in my bed with my mom and my brother, and I find out that the cast list is out and check it. When I see my name is on the same level as “Duck, Humpty Dumpty, Card” I started laughing so hard that I actually started to cry. 

Alice in Wonderland is about a fantastical land with many famous characters and Alice who ventures throughout.  How have you connected to the story?  

I have connected through the story because it is kind of where my happy place is; Wonderland is a fantastical place that has wacky, spontaneous, and eccentric rules, which would actually calm me down from some stresses of life.

You are using a script that was created at Homestead in 2015, how have you changed it?  What have you added or taken away?

The only parts in the script that has really changed were the Ducks lines, but it was only 2 lines, which didn’t really match with the story.

What’s one thing that is different in this play or rehearsal process than anything else we’ve done in the Homestead Theatre Department?

The only thing that has really changed was the type of theater. My first show was “Cinderella” which was musical theater, and then “The Secret in the Wings” was written as we went along with the show, and “Alice in Wonderland” is based much more off of the script in terms of what is happening in the scene.

Come see “Alice in Wonderland” Oct 21 and 22 at 7pm and Oct 23 at 1pm

Purchase Tickets Here

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