“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Zoe Young ’22

Which character are you playing in “The Eumenides”?

“I am playing Apollo, who is the God of archery, prophecy, and truth.  In this play, Apollo acts as Orestes’s guardian and promises to guide and protect him from harm after Orestes killed his mother Clytemnestra.  He sends Orestes to Athena to seek help and await a trial in which he will defend Orestes, justifying his actions.”

What is your favorite part of participating in the play?  

“My favorite part of participating in the play is getting to collaborate with my cast members from all various grade levels, as we bridge connections with each other and really become a close-knit, supportive community.  We each bring something different to the table, through our own unique skills and personalities and it is really fun to be a part of such a transformative process.”

How did your interest in performing begin?

“My interest in performing began when I started participating in school musicals in fifth grade.  I loved the adrenaline rush that I felt from being on stage with the lights shining down at me in front of an audience, it was such a revilitazing experience.  Acting allows me to tap into a part of myself, that I do not get to use on a daily basis. It allows room for me to be spontaneous, make bold choices, and think creatively.  I love getting to explore the different facets of myself by transforming into different characters.  I think it is so powerful that as artists we have the ability to bring a story to life and send a message to the viewer that resonates with them in some way.  Acting and performance also challenge me to break down the walls I often keep around myself, pushing me to be expressive, truthful, and open.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks senior Zoe Young ’22 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”