"I remember seeing WFT's production of The Sound of Music with Angela Williams as Maria. This particular show stood out for me because it was my first time seeing a show with non-traditional casting. Before this, I had thought that if the original character was white, then you had to be white and if the original was black, then you had to be black. Being a mixed girl, that did not leave me with many options. So this show truly made me feel like I could do anything.
I started at
Wheelock when I was 6 years old with their summer acting classes. Being the
overly-dramatic, high-energy child I was, I automatically fell in love. I
remember the teachers made it so much fun that I never wanted to go home. Since
then WFT has taught me so many important lessons that I will never forget, the
most prominent of which is to never give up. During middle school I dealt with
a lot of disappointment during school shows and began to think that acting was
not for me. I decided to give it one last shot when I heard that WFT was going
to produce Hairspray. As soon as
I walked into the first rehearsal I realized why I had fallen in love with WFT
and acting so many years before. Everyone was so kind and helpful throughout
the whole process. I felt like my 6 year old self again, excited to perform and
never wanting to leave a show because WFT felt like home.
inspirational - from their non-traditional casting to their ASL performances
and affordable prices, there is absolutely no other place like it. I am so
grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow up here and work with so many
talented people. WFT will always hold a special place in my heart."