“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Colette Minton ’25


Which characters are you playing in Our Town and how do you relate to those characters? 

“I play Joe Crowell, the town’s newspaper boy, and Mrs. Soames, a gossip invested in the congregational church choir.  I relate to Joe Crowell’s energy and outgoing nature and Mrs. Soame’s involvement in her community, but not so much her judgemental nature.”

What is the most challenging aspect of performing two different roles?

“The most challenging aspect of performing multiple roles is the quick changes between scenes.  Most egregiously, in the third act, I have multiple quick changes from Mrs. Soames to Joe Crowell, then Joe Crowell to Mrs. Soames again.  While quick changes are difficult, they are fun and increase the energy of production.  Additionally, finding ways to differentiate the characters is difficult at first but becomes second nature as the production develops.”

What is your favorite part of participating in the play? 

“My favorite part of participating in Our Town has been the community.  Everyone is so kind, uplifting, and supportive.  We are all working together to create something and have a lot of fun along the way.  I feel truly grateful to be able to participate in the play with the rest of the cast and crew.  As we approach tech week, our community bond is stronger than ever.  I hope you come to see Our Town and if you do, enjoy the show.” 

The King Street Chronicle thanks sophomore Colette Minton ’25 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”