We received this letter a few years back when our program was still getting started with GiGi's Playhouse Chicago. Since then our program has expanded to accommodate nearly twice as many actors, each with his or her own story and own unique, shining personality. As we get ready to start a new semester, words like this remind us why we do what we do!
For our 2011 Short Film Festival, Emily starred as a seemingly helpless tourist in an Oceans 11 styled caper.
The Island of Misfit Toys
Emily as a polka-dotted elephant on the Island of Misfit Toys during our 2011 Holiday Showcase.
Taking a Bow
Rocking out at the curtain call for our 2011 Holiday Showcase.
Emily as Peaseblossom the fairy during rehearsals for Midsummer Night's Dream.
First Dress Rehearsal!
Showing off her Dorothy dress during our first dress rehearsal for 2012's The Wizard of Oz!
Emily gets direction from Lawrence for a take while filming The Curse of the Tempest Jewel at the Monadnock Building.
With the Boom Mic
Off camera, Emily and the other Tempest Jewel actors helped with roles like assistant director and mic operator.
Penelope Snowshine (Emily) and Veronica Tuesday (Rachel) choose friendship during the big finale for The Curse of the Tempest Jewel
Emily & her Mom
all smiles at the work-in-progress screening of The Curse of the Tempest Jewel
Rehearsing for Wonderland
Emily and teaching artist Peter ready to go onstage during dress rehearsal for Adventures in Wonderland
Emily and teaching artist, Kendra, perform Alice together onstage at Ruth Page Center for Performing Arts
On the Red Carpet
Emily and friends at the work-in-progress premiere for The Curse of the Tempest Jewel at The Landmark Century Cinema.