Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
|BTLC’s An Emperor’s New Clothes Production|
When my daughter was five years old,
all she ever wanted to do was sing, dance and act. She was my little Ariel and Melody, Mulan and
Jasmine. I guess most little children love
to role-play. Practically every little
girl I know loves to play-act and wants Daniel Padilla to be her leading man (I
frankly can’t understand why these little girls like him!).
when her daughter announced that she wanted to be in theater. She wanted to talk her out of it. Later,
she realized that her daughter loves to really act. It was her passion, that “something” that made
her eyes light up. She later enrolled in
a summer theatre class similar to Walnut Creek children’s theatre. She is now in her twenties, and her
transformation was amazing. Acting built
her self-esteem and confidence and her mom swore her daughter has developed independence,
responsibility and amazing listening skills.
journey to becoming a theater actress, she learned that:
an introvert with issues like everyone is prettier and can act better and that
she will mess things up. Being trained
by mentors with qualities like that of Barrett Lindsay-Steiner made her come
out of her shell and made her work hard to master her craft.
improvise and think on her feet.
shows which means that things like forgetting your line, props that will
malfunction and a missing costume can happen.
Encountering these made her keep her cool, making her make the best of
what she had. She learned to focus,
making the audience believe that everything is fine.
value of hard work.
will have personal assistants to do your hair and face, fix a wardrobe
malfunction or design props for the show.
Helping in preparing to make the stage and the play perfect made her
value cooperating and hard work in achieving anything she wants.