Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An Interview: Darby



mel: Tell us who you are, please.

darby: Um...my name is Darby, I'm ten years old and this was my third year in Shakespeare Club.

And what did you play in "Macbeth"?

I played Narrator Two.

Tell me why you first thought you wanted to be in Shakespeare Club and why you wanted to continue with it.

I always really had a passion for acting and when I saw the play "Hamlet" I told my mom to sign me up and I really liked it.

What did you learn about yourself in these last three years of doing Shakespeare Club?

That acting can really build friendships and that it's also really fun and rewarding.

What was your favorite thing about Thursday, the performance day?

I just liked the whole thing and the curtain call.


Did you learn anything about yourself this year, Darby?

[Darby's hair hangs halfway over her face, she shrugs, pauses and answers] Yeah, I guess.

What did you learn?

[bursting out] That I wish I could be in Shakespeare Club next year!

How do you feel about moving on to middle school?

Scared.

What are you scared of?

Everything.

What did you like best about Shakespeare Club?

Well...having to get lines and learning about a character and getting to be with friends in a really great production.

And what about the writing part? You're quite a good writer.

I really like the journal part because it does give the other actors a chance to express themselves and how they felt about the play.

What do you think you're going to be when you grow up?

A writer and an actress, those are just two of the things out of three.

What's number three?

A medical research scientist. I want to do that because I want to know how to cure fatal diseases like cancer and leukemia.

Have you ever known anyone with cancer or leukemia?

Yeah. My grandmother died on February 5, 2008, of cancer.


CHILDREN'S WRITES: A Journal Entry
I wish to have a life of purpose because I want to help others. I would write and buy some books to give to charity. I would raise money to help hospitals reaserch diseases like cancer and landerhans cell histocylosis which is a rare blood diseases that is very much like cancer. I would help animal shelters feed the animals there. A life of purpose suits me very well in my opinion.
—Darby, 5th grade

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