Cry of the Hawk

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Cry of the Hawk

Cry of the Hawk


Should the northern Harford County area have its own 'snow zone' for inclement weather days?

  • YES (92%, 60 Votes)
  • NO (8%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

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Senior directs Drama III musical;

prepares for performance with cast

Q: What is the musical that was chosen?

A: The musical that we chose this year is called Firebringer, which is a musical about the dawn of civilization.

Q: What is the musical about?

A: It is a fun satirical take on all types of things from modern-day phone usage to climate change and is incredibly fun to work on!

Q: How did you get chosen to be student director?

A: The way we chose student directors was by having the class nominate people they would like to see as director, and then voting together on who was the best choice.

Q: How did you react when you got chosen?

A: I was thrilled when I was elected student director because I have been doing theater for several years, and it always seemed so intriguing on the other side of the stage. I am hoping it will help me grow both as a performer and as a person, so I couldn’t thank my classmates enough for this amazing opportunity.

Q: What do you think is the hardest part of being the director?

A: I think the hardest thing about student directing is having to be entirely self-driven; I am personally a very sporadic person and tend to be a tad forgetful, so having to not only keep myself on task, but 30 other equally scatter-brained people on task and engaged, has been ridiculously challenging.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a director?

A: There is so much that I love about Firebringer, it’s hard to narrow down, but if I had to say one thing, it is watching this group of people I care so deeply about working towards a common goal and seeing the joy and passion that really brings to life the Black Box as actors step into these unique and dynamic characters and truly create something timeless.

Q: What are the jobs that you do as director?

A: As a director my two primary jobs are to provide a focal point for the ensemble’s energy and vision to ensure that we both stay on track and get things done in a way that we all can enjoy. My other main responsibility is the blocking and character acting side of things. I’m the person who steps in to help make sure everything runs smoothly.

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