VAGABOND ACTING TROUPE
June 4, 2012
When I first joined Vagabond Acting Troupe as a little fourth grader I wasn't sure what to expect. They had came to my school to present one of the plays they were showing at the time and my friends and I thought it would be interesting to try. I had no idea how life changing the experience would be. I have always enjoyed singing and dancing, but it wasn't until I entered Vagabond Acting Troupe that I got over my shyness to show others how much talent I truly had. Before meeting Aileen and the rest of her wonderful cast I would not sing in public and speaking just in front of people was mind boggling. Vagabond taught me that it is okay to be goofy, in fact people actually enjoy it. I have been in five shows now with Vagabond and have even branched out to act else where as well. The only flaw that Vagabond seems to have is it's advertising. It mostly relies on us, the actors, to bring in the ticket sales. While this is absolutely expected I wish that they would further assistance with this to bring more people to the many wonderful performances they put on. Vagabond is the roots and upbringing of my self confidence. This summer I will be traveling to Hollywood through a Girl Scouts Destination trip to change my acting view to a director's viewpoint thanks to a wonderful reference from my favorite director at Vagabond. I never imagined I would be doing something so bold and thanks to Vagabond Acting Troupe my dreams have truly come true. I am now not afraid to speak in front of people, in fact I am often one of the first people to volunteer when it comes to such, and I find a joy in acting that I have never experienced anywhere else. With Aileen's help I have show great progress as an actor and simply as a person and my only hope is that this great organization will continue to help children like me achieve their dreams.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Being on and off the stage. What I love about acting at Vagabond is that you learn a lesson no matter what kind of theatrical performance you are a part of.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Add more advertising/marketing. Though I can understand that the actors and their families are to be responsible for spreading the world I feel as though more help is truly needed to bring more people to Vagabond.
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How did you find this group?
They presented their play, I believe it was Tumblelina, at Honey Brook Elementary Center where I went to school at the time.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
I have grown into my own person, built self-confidence, and learned that life can (and should) be a little goofy at time too.
Client Served & I have personally acted in five of Vagabond's many places and been to as many as possible.