Characters: a female aged 11-18
Setting: a lighted stage
Girl: steps into light, squints slightly
it up here. The lights, the costumes, props…When I’m on stage I can
forget real life. The fact that my brother and I fight…a lot. Or that my dog is getting older and sometimes can’t eat
so good. That my dad has cancer. When I’m up here I can be who I wanna be!
I can talk to anyone—even the hottest boy—under a mask of theater…and acting! When I’m on stage, I can pretend I’m happy…I can truly be ME. Not the me who I show people at school. The me who can act
and dance and stay in the spotlight forever.
They say ‘all the worlds a stage.’ I wish it was.