What do you do at LM related to the arts? I am involved in PLAYERS and Orchestra.
What is the best thing about participating in your art form(s)? The best thing about participating in PLAYERS is that it has opened me up to all aspects of theater. Although I have never acted on stage, I have participated on three different crews.
What is your role in PLAYERS and what is your favorite thing about it? I am the President of PLAYERS, which deals with overseeing the organization to make sure that everything runs smoothly. In the past, I have set designed three times (Noises Off, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Addams Family), and this was probably my favorite position.
As set designer, I feel that I can be very creative, as the set adds so much to the story of a show, even if it isn’t the first thing that the audience picks up on.
Who is your biggest inspiration? Pam Halpert
What is your favorite memory related to the arts/music? My favorite memory related to PLAYERS was working as assistant set designer for Noises Off. This was the show where I really fell in love with set design. I worked with an awesome senior, and even though the set was incredibly complicated (two stories and rotating), it was worth all of the work because it pushed me to my boundaries and allowed me to work very creatively.
If you were trapped on a desert island and could only bring five things, what would you bring? A tarp for shelter, a box of waterproof matches to make a fire, the Harry Potter series for entertainment, a water purifier to make my water safe, and a hammock.