The lights go up, the curtain draws back, and suddenly the person you are fades away to reveal the character you desire to share comes out. This is what my first drama teacher told me when she was relaying to us how it feels moments before you step out onto the stage for the first time. I have spent a large amount of time in musical theater and this thought always ran through my mind moments before I would take the stage. In this piece, I will be detailing different roles I have played and what I learned about myself. The theater is something else as not just an artform but an unique experience that didn't just alter your view on life but helped you gain new insight into yourself. Nina, “In the Heights”This was one of my first roles, and honestly one of the easiest to get into. For those who are not familiar with Lin Manuel Miranda’s inaugural broadway show, Miranda draws upon his experience growing up in Washington Heights in what is sometimes referred to as Spanish Harlem. It’s a…
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