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Renee Harris

How did you first start volunteering at Sunset?

I first became involved in the School for the Arts here at Sunset, which led me to audition for and act in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER. After that was over, I wanted to continue being around and seeing shows, so I started volunteering in whatever ways were available to me, which mostly ended up being Front of House volunteering. During Christmas Pageant, one of the Stage Managers had commented that I would make a good Stage Manager and I found the idea interesting, so I began to pursue that as well. Since then, I have also gotten involved with volunteering with the School for the Arts and generally find things to do to keep myself around Sunset.

 

Do you have a funny backstage story?

When I was Junior Stage-Managing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, I was backstage during the shows, and there were a few scenes when we had some downtime. I knew those scenes pretty well, and I would act out the scenes that were going on, playing every part at the same time. It was a source of great amusement for the crew and whatever actors were off-stage at the time. 

 

When you’re not at Sunset, what do you like to do?

Still being in high school, I spend a lot more time doing homework than I would like, but otherwise, I love to read and to write fiction and poetry. 

 

What’s your favorite part about theater?

My favorite part of theater is the community. Whenever I come to Sunset, and in whatever capacity I come in, I know there will be people there who care about me and with whom I will enjoy myself. I have learned so much from all the people here and have grown so much. There is incredible freedom to grow and be myself in the community here.

 

THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF SUNSET PLAYHOUSE AND OUR PATRONS!