When I first joined the Otherwise Actors Troupe in 2010, I was clueless that it would lead me to where I am now. I’m currently the senior class president at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa with a double major in Political Science and International Relations and minors in Math, French, and Religion. Over the past few years, I attended and presented at various regional conferences including the Midwest Civic Engagement Conference, the Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, and the National Campaign Conference at Harvard University. Almost nothing that I do seems related to theatre, but none of it would have been possible without being a part of the education programs at Rochester Civic Theatre.
Sophia (13) and Alisa (10) Model both moved here in Rochester just a few months ago from Chicago, IL. Born to a Russian-speaking family, they both got their start at the Russian Community Theatre, where they got to play many different roles and participate in many different shows, all within the Russian community. In addition, they participated in shows and classes at Citadel Theatre Company, Spotlight Theatre, Metropolis Theatre, and Northbrook Theatre.