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Em's Corner: Moving Forward

Posted by Emily Owens '19

April 15, 2016

Category: Student Blogs

cofee-blog.jpgLast week, I got to share a bit about my freshman year and how things went on the technical side of my theatrical career.

Today, I get to share a bit about my performing career. I have been cast in Catawba College's collaborated musical next year, and I'm pumped. Because performance is my primary focus, I am grateful this opportunity has come. I get to work with my peers and learn a little bit about the rehearsal process at Catawba. While not being cast my freshman year gave me a lot of technical opportunities, I am very excited that I will be performing in the ensemble of "Reefer Madness."

However, that's not the only thing going right for my sophomore year of college so far. Throughout this week, I've scheduled two job interviews for the summer, been cast, gotten approved for 20 credit hours, and I've also been nominated for treasurer for Catawba's Blue Masque. 

For those that may not know, Blue Masque is a student run theatrical organization at Catawba. Students use this organization to direct their own shows, prepare fundraising events for both the school and other places in the community, and more. It's an amazing organization that I've become very passionate about and I am honored to be nominated for a position on the board. 

Not only are these wonderful things happening, but I also get to room with my very best friends next year. I get to share memories with them and I can't wait to see what's going to unfold in the upcoming months. 

When internally grappling with the initial fact of not being cast this year, I spoke with an upperclassmen who I look up to very much. She was also not cast her freshman year of college and her words of advice to me were, "Your time as a performer will come." It's here and it's coming during sophomore year. No matter where you are or what you're feeling currently, no matter what failures you may be coping with, your time will come. Show the people around you that you are passionate, willing, and hardworking, and your moments will come forth for you. 

See you soon,

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