I AM A THEATRE KID.
I believe that I have done something today to make me feel proud. I believe that I gotta go to a restaurant after the show no matter how late it is. I believe all theatre kids love helium, or at least listening to their friends on helium. I believe that Jones Soda is the answer to all life's problems. I believe that someone else's hat is the ultimate accessory.
believe that West Ottawa Theatre is the best choice out of all theatre
programs. I believe Diva's room is the best place to be when you're feeling
down. I believe that Harvey is the coolest 6 foot 2 inch
tall invisible Rabbit ever. I believe that all the talented people that always
get leads in the plays are going somewhere big and fast, and yet I will never
forget it all started with each of us standing in the dark onstage.
I believe in the Golden Age of Chocolate. I believe in the Vocalairesí birthday song. I believe that Nathan is in Pittsburgh with a rare tropical aunt. I believe Aunt Polly deserves her cookies. I believe no one really knows how we manage to pull off an amazing show. I believe in the dog from Annie Jr. I believe in wearing the shirt for the play the day after you get it and the day before opening night. I believe that the world should randomly burst into song and dance because that would be really cool.
I believe in fishing in the Mississippi River. I believe water is an element. I believe the best memories are the ones you can't explain; you just had to be there. I believe that every time someone sneezes we all yell bless you. I believe that the farmers and the cowboys can be friends. I believe in break-a-leg-buddies. I believe in an experience so amazing you'll want to be part of it forever. I believe in not only the cast, but the hard working crew and adults. I believe your work is our play. I believe in craps.
I believe in checking the drama club and the school play's Facebook pages throughout the day. I believe it's never too late to be brand new. I believe I less than three all the people involved in WO theatre. I believe that our versions of the songs are better than the originals. I believe in sitting down because you're rocking the boat. I believe in the rainbow car. I believe that awkward theatre hugs are awkward.
I believe in laughing to myself whenever
someone says "Lying is a Sin" and I believe there is nothing wrong
with getting strange looks. I believe that we can kill the pig. I believe that
Robin Hood oughta be in the Bible. I believe in going into the woods. I believe
that we make magic. I believe you're never fully dressed without a smile. I
believe that theatre people applaud because that's just what theatre people do.
I believe that it is a beautiful morning and a beautiful day. I believe that
Emma is backstage God.
I believe that happiness is as simple as sitting in the
choir room, Diva's room, or the makeup room with your friends and watching the
play on a tiny TV. I believe there is nothing wrong with being obsessed with
something, especially if that something is so amazingly fun. I believe that as
far as Lord Of The Flies goes it's about the journey and experience
whether our show is actually good or not, although I believe in us and think it
will be fun to perform and to see. I believe in a community of dorky, fun,
carefree teens that attend West Ottawa High School and share the love of drama.
I believe in my theatre family. I believe that even though we sometimes look like fools, we have the most fun. I believe that theatre is the island of misfit toys. I believe that this must be what it feels like to have a home. I believe that we do for fun what others fear more than death. I believe that I am not alone. I believe I can do anything (or be anyone) because I have these awesome people backing me up. I believe in myself. I believe in West Ottawa Theatre.
-Paige Trujillo (2012)