Meet the Artist: Halee Newby

599086_512733188738944_1831991777_n This girl!  She has been wonderful for three years now.  And she will do anything, directing, make-up, acting, dance, band.  Halee is great and I am pleased to let you guys get to know her just that much more.  She might be the strongest person I know and I’m so happy to be apart of her life!

1. What inspired your journey into the Arts? Why did you get into Theatre?

My journey into the arts in third grade when I saw 42nd street with my mom. I was enticed by the physicality and talent of the actors on stage and joined dance soon after. My reason for joining theatre actually lies within a past actor at Homestead, Will Dowsett. He and I are neighbors and when I was a freshman I saw him on stage and remember thinking how brave he was and how much I would love to be a part of something like theatre. I owe a lot to him, actually.

2. Are you performing in any current projects? Who is your Character and how have you created that personality?

I am not preforming in any shows currently!

3. What are your funniest and worst experiences performing in front of an audience?

This one is easy. In fourth grade I played one of two wicked step sisters in a production of Cinderella. I insisted on wearing heels for the show. Although the play took place in the Donges Bay cafeteria, I still managed to trip… Multiple times. There was nothing graceful about it and I still couldn’t tell you why I didn’t just take those heels off. I’ve always been determined, I suppose!

13221_10200631339055891_1542716004_n4. What kind of role you want to do the most?

My dream role is to sit in front of the performers and watch my ideas unfold in front of me. How lucky am I to have been able to achieve that dream already?

5. Who is your role model? Why?

As unoriginal as it sounds, my role model is Emma Watson. But not because she is a fantastic actress or because she was in Harry Potter. I am inspired by the fact that she was able to go to and finish college at Brown University. She did not follow the path that many actors choose in not finishing their education and acknowledged that she may not be an actress for her whole life. I find that so admirable.

6. If you had a chance to work with anyone of your choosing, who would it be?

If I could work with any actors, they would be Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. I don’t believe that I’ve ever seen a movie of theirs that I didn’t just love. Their dynamic is wonderful and quite frankly, working with any other actors seems like it would be very boring.

7. What is better to perform in theater or film?

In my opinion, preforming (or watching a performance) on stage is unequivocally better than preforming in a film. Stage acting is so real and in the moment. There are no redo’s or do overs and I find that exhilarating!

734914_514322201939276_2013223806_n8. Have you read any plays lately? What are your favorite?

I have no read any new plays recently, but I could read any Shakespearean tragedy over and over again

9. Which has been the best character role that you have performed?

Umm… Assistant director number One?!

10. What kind of character roles do you prefer?

In my opinion, the most fun role to watch is the antagonist. I think that is the role that people can have the most fun with because all you really need to know is why you’re mad. Once you know the why to your character, you can make it whatever you want!

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