Today we start our 5th week of rehearsals and we finally have a completed script. We are unbelievably excited and can’t wait to share it with Vancouver audiences. In addition to having a script, we have a name for the devised piece. Are you ready for it? …. Growing Voices. Yep! We’re pretty fond of it. But more on that later…
Right now we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce Zophia Espinosa. Zoey is such a fun, spunky girl and you’ll rarely catch her without a smile on her face. Zoey has written some really thought provoking scenes for the devised pieced, which she has extracted from her own personal experience. Kudos to this fire-cracker for being so bold and so vulnerable!
GREEN ROOM THEATRE CAMP QUESTIONS
Tell us about your theatre background.
I got interested in acting back in elementary school but never really pursued it because I had stage fright. But in grade nine I discovered it when I moved to a new school – I realized how fun it was and I’ve been acting ever since.
What has been your favorite part about Green Room Theatre Camp and the devised piece you’re creating, so far?
Well, I have two favourites: 1) The food, because food is life; and, 2)Being able to meet a bunch of people who have the same kind of passion as I do. My favourite part about making a devised piece is that I’m helping create something that’s personal to me and m sharing my personal stories, which I feel many people can relate to.
What excites you most about performing at the Vancouver Fringe Festival?
I’m excited to show adults that teenagers aren’t just taking theatre cause it’s just fun or an easy A in class, but because we truly love it, it’s something that makes us happy, and we have something to say through it.
What do you hope audiences take away from the devised piece you’re creating?
I hope that audiences walk away and think, “Oh, I completely understand what’s going on here and I’ve been through it too” or “I know someone that has been through something like this.”
When you’re not doing theatre, what do you spend your time on?
Sleeping, eating, watching youtube, or watching an Asian Drama.
What do you hope to do after high school?
I hope to be traveling the world as a flight attendant or maybe even acting some more.
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
I’d be a jellyfish because they don’t have a care in the world and they’re just going with the flow, but if someone tries touching their long strands then they get shocked, which is what I do to people when they touch my hair.
Who is your hero?
My mom and my cousin, Jacky.
What is your favorite movie?
My favourite movie is the Harry Potter collection. I grew up always watching every movie with my parents so it’s a big part of my childhood.
If you could go on a road trip with anyone, dead or alive, who would you go with and where would you travel to?
I’d go with my whole family, when we were all still complete, and we’d drive down to Mexico…. unless, can I drive to Hawaii? 😉
If you had to grow up in a different era, which would you choose?
I would either choose the future, where everything is floating (if that ever happens), or the Victorian Era, because girls wore dresses all the time and dresses are great.
What excites you, and what terrifies you, about growing up?
Excites: getting paid to do something I love.
Terrifies: failing at life.
If you had to pick an alias name, what would it be?
What is something people may not know about you?
If I had the choice to live here or Philippines, I’d choose the Philippines.