My niece was in a musical recently and I went to watch it.
It was a group of kids age 10 to 14 and they were delightful. For many, it was their first time on stage.
I sat in the dark of the theatre and blubbered quietly to myself – not just because it was my amazing niece on stage, but it reminded me of what a powerful experience it is to take part in youth theatre.
I was also reminded of this recently when we ran a story about a new Burnaby-based company, Promethean Theatre, led by director Isaac Li.
Isaac Li gave a shout out to his drama teacher at Cariboo Hill Secondary School for setting him on the path he’s on today.
High school was where I got a taste of life on the stage.
I was never the same again.