Q&A: Sarah Colby (12)


Sarah Colby (12) makes sure the actors in her show are saying their lines correctly. She made the decision to direct two shows about the Holocaust.

Candace Jarzombek, Author

Q: How many shows have you directed?

A: This will be the third or fourth show I’ve directed.

Q: What is your favorite part about directing?

A: I really like just seeing my visions come to life. When I see something in my head I’m like, ‘Oh, I want to see what this looks like on stage,’ so seeing it come to life just makes me really happy.

Q: What is the hardest part about directing?

A: Sometimes the hardest part is like making sure all your actors meet the deadlines you give them, because I’m a very laid back person, and sometimes people take advantage of that.

Q: Did you come up with the idea to do a play for History Club?

A: Yeah, I did. I really liked [my freshmen show], and I was looking at more concentration camp things, and I saw another play that I really liked.

Q: What is the show about?

A: That show is called “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” and it’s about these kids in a concentration camp. It pretty much follows all of the little things that happen in the camp, and it’s kind of like a bunch of diary entries put together. It’s really good.

Q: Are there people who have not acted before in the show?

A: I know there’s one kid who’s a junior, and this is his first time ever on stage. There’s another girl. She only was in freshmen shows. She was never in theater after that.

Q: What is it like working with them?

A: They learn really quickly, so it’s actually a good experience for them, for me [and] for everybody.

Q: When is the play going to be performed?

A: [It will be performed] May 15 and 16 at 6:00 p.m. both nights.