Maya Johnson Capstone
For our senior capstone, my partners and I derived inspiration from an earlier skit we created in English class the previous year. Since my partners and I genuinely enjoyed the process of writing performances, we didn’t think twice about writing the next school play.Writing a play was no easy task between having writer’s block, lots of revisions, meetings with Ms. Hare for feedback, having deadlines, picking cast, and rehearsals. The part that required the most work was obviously writing our script, but also making sure the characters depicted what we imagined. We came a long way and gained an experience that we’ve never had before. Personally, what I took away from this project is growing as a writer, but the thing that stuck out to me the most was how much work goes in behind the scenes. My specific task for the play was managing the stage crew, and it taught me that you don’t always need to be in the spotlight to do something great. The objective of my capstone was not only to put on a memorable performance, but to also inspire others to take something that they love, and to share it with other people.