Currently I'm volunteering as a director for their Youth Onstage program, which is dedicated to giving a free theatre education to students ages 14-21. Castillo, which is a part of the larger organization of the All Stars, continues to impress me time and time again. Their dedication to improving the community through free education and arts development is truly an inspiring thing to be a part of. It's probably the most fulfilling job I've had in NYC thus far, teaching students what it means to be a part of an ensemble, the effect telling a story can have on an audience, and even overcoming the difficult task of making eye contact with a stranger, a bigger challenge than I thought it may be.
And of course, I'm always happiest when I'm directing.
In other news, I'm going in for a couple of interviews this coming week, and fingers crossed, I'll have some exciting updates for what I'll be doing this fall and winter. I'll maybe even get to take leave from my waitressing job and just focus on theatre for a while... but that's all I'm going to say about that. I'd hate to jinx anything
Thank you everyone for your love and support! And I'll be keeping you updated!