How did you know you wanted to make a career out of acting?
We asked some of the Old Creamery Theatre actors how they knew they wanted to make a career out of acting! Read this blog post for their answers!
“It was something I loved and enjoyed so much growing up. I knew I had to make it a career. It was really the only option for me.” —Travis Burbee, Springfield, Missouri
“It's just been something I've always done as a hobby, so I thought, why not make it my career?" —Chela North, Atlanta, Georgia
"The people who work here. It is such a family atmosphere and I have made lifelong friends at this beautiful theatre." —Abby Murray Vachon, Mishawaka, Indiana
“As a kid, I remember the feeling I first got when I performed onstage. It was a moment of such joy, excitement, and some nerves mixed in as well. I knew I wanted to experience that for the rest of my life. “ —Keegan Christopher, Jefferson City, Missouri
"I couldn't live without was theatre. At that point, I knew I had to make either a career or hobby of theatre... I decided to take the "risk" of making theatre my profession, and I haven't regretted it since!” —Jim Vogt, Mays Landing, New Jersey
“Performing has been something that I've loved to do since I was in elementary school. The public middle and high schools in the county in which I grew up did full-length spring musicals--which is amazing! So that was my initial exposure to theatre. As I got older, not only was theatre and performing something that I loved, so many aspects of the art proved absolutely fascinating to me. As an actor, I love the script work, research, and technical preparation involved in portraying a character. And as a human being, I've discovered that I enjoy being part of something that makes people stop and think about the world and their actions. And even more than that, I love making people laugh! So I suppose, it was an ongoing discovery beginning around when I was 10 and still continuing today.” —Lindsey Cline, Brooklyn, New York
“Donald O'Connor performing "Make 'Em Laugh" in the 1953 film, Singin' in the Rain. That's how.” —Adelina Feldman Schultz, Chicago, Illinois
"Growing up, I did theatre professionally and at community theaters for most of my childhood, and I honestly couldn't imagine my life without theatre. I was very lucky that my parents were completely supportive of my passion (and still are!) I suppose the moment when I knew for certain that I was going to try and make a career out of this was actually at a vocal jazz competition in Branson, Missouri. My grandparents had come to watch my group perform, and we were watching a Broadway revue show on a riverboat cruise. I got emotional watching the performance of all these iconic musical theatre songs, songs from shows I'd performed in, and songs from shows I'd attended with my family. I think most artists feel that their art is somehow in their blood, or a part of who they are... And I would have to agree with them!" —Katie Colletta, Rockton, Illinois
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