Throughout high school, I have had the pleasure of being involved in a vast variety of theater productions. Whether it be a classical musical, improv show, vignette play, or dramatic play, each production impacted the audience in a different way. When I realized I was walking into my last first rehearsal of a Wilton High School show, I was inspired to reflect upon what theater has meant to me over the years, what it has meant to our community, and why I am truly so passionate about it.
Theater brings me joy. The collaboration, challenges, hard work, and pure thrill of performing (whether in a primitive rehearsal or final performance) provide me with unbridled exuberance. My freshman year, as I waited backstage to enter for the opening number of “The Pajama Game,” I remember hearing the overture underway and feeling utterly giddy. Magically, that sensation is not unique to performances for me. Witnessing night after night as a world within a script transcends the bounds of our reality in Wilton, CT, is captivating and enchanting. It is mainly the process which we learn from, not the product.