This is Anais West, the Marketing and Audience Services Coordinator for Carousel’s Teen Shakespeare Program this summer. I’m going to be filling you in on all the fun and excitement as we mount our production of The Tempest.
Next month, our company of teen actors will be delving into a realm of nature and magic ruled by the four elements. What better way to introduce myself than by listing the four elements that make my life magical:
1) Connections Between People:
This is why I love marketing and publicity work! I get to bridge the gap between theatre lovers and theatre-creators.
I love to sing (especially in musicals), play my accordion and even do sound design for shows, like I did last year for TSP’s Julius Caesar. Good thing The Tempest is going to be full of choral work, singing, ukuleles and rain-sticks!
This is why I participated in the Teen Shakespeare Program myself for four years, including playing Kate in Taming of the Shrew in 2010 – I adore the eloquence and whimsy of Shakespeare’s words.
Performing is the driving force in my life, which is why I’m currently studying acting at Studio 58. I continuously involve myself in the performance arts, whether it be working for a company like Carousel or appearing in a production of August: Osage County at the Arts Club like I did last January.
I’ll be blogging throughout the pre-production process for The Tempest, and making sure you have all the best sneak peeks, access to podcasts, videos, photos – and more!