Exposure to theatre is cross-curricular, transferable across various industries and professions

What comes to your mind when you think about theatre? You may think of lights, camera, Broadway, Stratford, Shakespeare, just to name a few. Many persons get scared just thinking about the word. It evokes a myriad of emotions in us that permeates the atmosphere. Others see no other direction that exposure to theatre can take them other than Stratford or Broadway. Theatre is cross curricular, transferable across industries and professions. There are so many things you can learn from theatre that can be utilized in a variety of spheres.

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Don’t hesitate, decide to commit!

Commitment. This word leaves a bitter taste in many persons’ mouth. Whether it is commitment to your studies, a relationship, getting up to exercise, or even eating healthy – these all require some degree of commitment. In order to be successful at anything in life, you have to make the determination in your heart that you will commit – not halfheartedly or until things get a bit difficult you give up – but a long lasting, unwavering commitment to the end.

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When someone says, “You can’t,” tell them “Watch me.”

Filipa Walker. That was her name. I often told her that it sounds like a name of a famous person. “Yes! You’ve got that right! Because I will be a famous fashion designer.” I have always admired her boldness in dreaming aloud. She was a dreamer who believed in the impossible regardless of the many disappointments and skepticism she encountered.

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Everything Old is New Again

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) – Shakespeare

And…

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts…” As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII – Shakespeare

Both quotes relevant: past, present and future.

I’ve always loved my name (“Tara Lynne Taylor”). Something I would never consider changing about myself.  My first name means ‘star’ in Sanskrit and Hindi amongst other languages. My maiden name (“Beaver”) will always represent a part of who I am, but since getting married, it represents more of the ‘past’ me. My middle name is a mix of my past, present, and future, as it’s a name shared with my Aunt and my daughter. I’m not going to bore you with an explanation:) That’s a story for another time. Please just trust that it will make a bit of sense by the end!

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