Lights, camera, action

NH alumna continues passion for drama at Stevenson

Lights, camera, action

Scarlet Dare

GREER STRINE, Reporter

  Alumna Scarlet Dare participated in the drama department while she was a Hawk, and since her time here, she has continued her love of the theater as a student at Stevenson University. 

     Dare, now a college senior,  is majoring in nursing with a minor in Theatre and Media Performance. “I always knew I wanted to continue performing in college, as theatre has been a huge part of my life since elementary school, when I made my debut performance at NH. During the first semester of college, I enrolled in Acting 2 and I have been involved with Stevenson’s theatre program ever since,” she stated. 

     At NH, she participated in the productions of, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Footloose, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Sound of Music. Dare stated that drama “has had a massive effect on me, as it has given me an outlet for my creativity.”

     While acting in many shows and four years of drama classes at NHHS, she states that the impact that the drama program had on her has increased her passion for the art. “At Stevenson, it has introduced me to an entire new group of theatre faculty and friends and has really set me apart from my peers. I have been able to collaborate with both the nursing and theatre programs,” Dare said.  

     Thus far, Dare has participated in the productions of, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret, Finding Florence, and 2020: A Vision of Musical Theatre. She added that two of the past shows that she has been a part of have been devised pieces that had been created by the head of the Stevenson University’s theatre program, Ryan Clark. 

     “I love performing because portraying someone else on stage allows you to escape the stress of your own life and enter into another world, even if it is only for a short time,” Dare stated. Drama gave her an outlet for her creativity, and she added, “Theatre can help anyone, no matter their major, with skills such as composure, public speaking, and thinking quickly on your feet (or improvisation).”

     Dare said, “North Harford provided me with an amazing theatrical foundation which I have built upon at Stevenson. Taking four years of drama class and acting in many shows, all under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Green, shaped me into an actress. Without NH, I would not have entered college with such a solid performance foundation.”