One Act at a Time
Rory Wendelin loves the theater. Every aspect of it. She graduated in May 2012 with a degree in secondary education with endorsements in history and drama and is currently back getting her master’s degree. And she’s still involved with the theater program.
“The theatre program is all-inclusive,” she says, “Acting may not be your thing, but there’s set design, directing, costumes, makeup. There’s no way you can not be involved.”
Rory wrote her own one-act play, “A Silent Gale,” which she’s been working on for three years. This spring, her vision will finally come to life during the One Act Play Festival, where she will be directing her work. Trying to get the play ready has been a challenge. “I’m thinking about the set, the costumes, the actors—I just made up a preparation list for what I have to get done. There’s a lot of preparation. I’m constantly thinking about it.”
Rory’s advice to people interested in the theatre program is simple: “Join improv as a way to see what opportunities there are for you in the theatre program. It will also help you practice for productions. Filter yourself in.”