My time with Players of the Stage has been such a wonderful, life changing experience. I first joined POTS because I was fairly new to the area. I had a few friends, but everyone was talking about POTS. So, I auditioned for Wind in the Willows, got in, and started on the most important journey of my life. Being involved in theatre here has changed me as a person in so many ways. To think back on the shy, awkward, kid I was, it’s insane how much I’ve grown and how much confidence I’ve gained! I’ve made so many friends and wonderful memories here I will always treasure my time here. I’m going to be attending Kutztown University for Art education this fall and I couldn’t have gotten here without Players of the Stage! As I move into this new chapter of my life, I’d like to thank the staff and directors for all their influence on my life, and wish POTS all the best in the years to come.
"I have been a part of POTS for maybe 6 years now and back when I started POTS I had no idea that I would love it as much as I do. Back then I was a little 8 year-old that had no idea what POTS even was! And all that changed when I went to my first summer camp. Who knew that being a cow in Click Clack Moo and Katie in Annie could change so much? I was obsessed.POTS helped me realize my passion for acting and being on the stage, something I probably never would have figured out. I am a huge introvert and sometimes I'm like,"Why am I doing this?" but I would never stop doing POTS because I love it. The feeling of being on stage, getting to step into another person's shoes, learning acting skills, rehearsing, doing set changes, interacting and working with all the wonderful people, it's amazing. I have so much fun performing! Some of my favorite roles have been Miss Wright in A Christmas Carol (2020), Harriet in Overtones, and Miss Wilkins in The Mouse that Roared. POTS is just amazing and there's nothing else quite like being there. It's fun, it's hard, it's an amazing experience and I'm so blessed to be a part of it.
I've really enjoyed being a part of the productions and summer camps these past years and hanging out with the other actors and actresses at POTS. I will forever be grateful to all of the directors and staff at POTS for guiding me, showing me the amazing art of theatre, and just being awesome. I look forward to many more years!"
"Players of the Stage will always be a highlight of my high school years. POTS taught me that there is so much more to acting then just putting on a costume and dramatically reciting lines. Each show has been a unique learning experience. I've gotten to play a bunch of different roles, and with each character, the directors will push me to try something new and help me grow as an actress. I have met some amazing friends through POTS. The cast and crew becomes like family during a show or summer camp. There is always someone willing to run lines with me, help fix my hair, or even just talk while we're sitting in the dressing room, waiting to go backstage. I've made so many incredible memories at POTS, and each role that I've played will always be a part of me."
POTS was an environment where I was encouraged to express myself freely and creatively. I am so thankful for the valuable relationships I formed with the friends and mentors I worked with. POTS was the place where I met some of my best friends and made some of my favorite memories. It was a place where I could grow in both my faith and my love for theater, while of course, having fun