Throughout my time in high school, I was an active member of theatre class. I acted in a number of plays like Charlotte’s Web, multiple Shakespeare plays, and Dr. Suess plays. The thing I loved most about acting on stage was that when you get into character you feel yourself transforming into someone else. It is such a rush to completely change your personality, emotions, and stature in a snap. The only thing I regretted was that we had no access to the hardcore special effects we needed to make the plays epic and intense. I am thinking of reliving those glory days for my superhuman series.
Here is the catch though. I am thinking of including a superhuman making himself publicly known by acting in a play. They would use their powers to produce very vivid special effects to make the performance as intense as possible. That would be one heck of a way to make yourself publicly known as a superhuman. However, such a display will have unexpected consequences.
One of my passions besides writing is acting. Throughout my time in high school, I spent all four of my years participating in a variety of different plays such as Charlotte’s Web, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
In Charlotte’s Web, I played Homer Zuckerman, which I portrayed with an accent similar to John Wayne’s. In Hamlet, I played the ghost of Hamlet’s father, which I did by impersonating a madman. With Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, I had two roles, Polonius and one of the pirates. While playing Polonius, I portrayed him as a zealot who was eager to serve. During the pirate scene, I poked my head out of one of the barrels with a bandana wrapped around my head, an eyepatch, and sword in my teeth. In addition, we also did a musical for Peter Pan and I played a pirate again, but I added even more energy into the role by making my character overzealous when it came to making Captain Hook happy.
Later in life, I learned how to do voice acting and impressed my instructor with an impersonation of Skeletor from He-Man. One might say that I excel at imitating eccentric and crazed characters. I might do some acting again. Only time will tell.