Meet the future Oscar hopefuls at Seattle Children's Theatre
SEATTLE -- As Hollywood prepares for its biggest night of the year, the rising stars at Seattle Children’s Theatre are dreaming of the day they too could clinch Oscar gold.
“I’d probably start crying since it’s been my dream for a really long time,” Anna Haughney said. “My goal is to win an Oscar.”
Dreams are big at Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School. This is where children participate in theatre education under the guidance of professional artists. During class, the room is brimming with every human emotion from love and loss to aggression and compassion. They mirror what they see on the screen with goals of getting to the biggest stage of all.
“I plan to get money from movies and then try to go on Broadway and then maybe one of those movies will get an Oscar,” said drama student Jazzlyn Bleio. “I like acting because I can just disappear from the real life world and just take my moments in the acting. It’s really fun.”
Some of the students make a point each year to watch the Academy Awards. Cooper, a student at the Drama School, said it’s fun to watch the actors get a meaningful award.
“I think it’s kinda cool to know like wow you achieved something and its not those types of things where you get a dinky you participated trophies,” he said.
Even if the goals in the room change, as they often do, teacher Megan Collins said the lessons at the Drama School will help in whatever path students choose in life.
“It’s absolutely awesome if they end up at the Oscars,” Collins said. “But I’m also trying hopeto help them with those life skills that the arts can bring to them too.”