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Emily Stover – The Next Gen in Theater

Emily Stover – Seymour Community High School

Parents: Jason and Christy Stover
Area of Interest: Theater

When did you first get involved in theater?
The first time I ever got involved in theater was in third grade in a program called Destination Imagination. That really sparked my interest in acting. I loved making up the skits and performing in front of people.

What do you like most about theater?
What I like most about theater is the family that the cast makes. It’s an odd answer, but it’s true. I love theater not for the singing, dancing or acting but what I love the most is the people. I have met all my friends through theater and I have felt so accepted through theater. Everyone treats everyone with kindness, and with having practices all the time we become like one big family.

What has been your favorite experience related to theater so far?
My favorite experience so far was being able to give a theater clinic for the kids in my school. It was an amazing experience to help build the theater department in future years. I loved it so much because I was able to interact with the kids and me and some of my fellow cast mates were able to go more behind the scenes of the jobs that a director has to do instead of our normal acting roles.

What’s something you hope to do as a performer in the future?
I hope to someday be in the musical the Wizard of Oz. I do not care what role. I have always loved that musical and was in it once as a munchkin, but I want to be in it again as a bigger role.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into theater?
My advice would be to try everything out. There are so many avenues that get you in theater without having to be on stage.

What six words would you use to describe yourself?
Introverted, cheerful, caring, organized, stubborn and imaginative.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can play the piano.

What subject do you enjoy most in school?
I enjoy math the most in school. I am not the best at it but I love the feeling of finally understanding why something works and getting the correct answer.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
People making real last minute plans with little to no planning behind it.

Where do you hope to travel one day?
I hope to travel to Puerto Rico someday. I have already been to Puerto Rico, but I want to go again because it is such a beautiful place and has so many fun things to do.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
It is better to try your best and fail than not try at all and fail.

Who is your role model?
My role model in life is Jesus. He did so many good things to people and was kind towards everyone and I strive to be like that.

What plans do you have for after you’ve finished school?
My plans are to go to UW-Stevens Point to major in math and become a math teacher/tutor.

If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
I would want to switch lives with my twin sister because even though we live the “same” life, we really do not and I want to see things from her perspective.

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog who is half blue heeler and half border collie. Her name is Sadie.

What’s one skill you think everyone should have?
I think everyone should be able to have basic teaching on how to play music because you would be surprised how often just knowing where the notes are comes in handy.

Are you a Green Bay Packers fan?
Yes, but I know nothing of football.

Song: “Too Scary” by Jude Barclay
Book: The Selection Series
Show: Once Upon a Time
Movie: Jurassic Park
Color: Light blue
Season: Fall
Time of day: Night
Local restaurant: Mel’s Coffee House
Snack: Veggie straws
Candy: Dove dark chocolate

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