Featured Artist: Lydia Lamb

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Ash Stickann

Actress Lydia Lamb has participated in theater since she was very young

Q: How long have you been into the performing arts?
A: It’s really been a lifelong thing for me. I have videos of myself at age six
pumping out self made choreography to Taylor Swift songs while an electric
fan acted as the wind through my hair. Not much has changed.

Q: What performing arts programs are you in at JCHS?
A: I am in International Thespian Society (ITS), Chorale, Tonal Uproar and
J-City Riot.

Q: What inspired you to perform in theatre?
A: Church plays and my elementary school music teacher, Ms. Harris, gave
me my first taste of performance. Those first few times on stage sparked my
drive for theatre.

Q: Was/Is there anyone in your life that always pushed you to work hard?
A: My parents have always supported me and encouraged me to push my
limits and try new things. Mr. McKinney has also pushed me to step outside
my comfort zone and constantly challenges me with different roles.

Q: What was your favorite performance in your high school career and why?
A: My favorite performance has always been Steel Magnolias, which we put
on my freshman year. I got to play the role of M’Lynn; this was my first ever
lead role and I got to work alongside five extremely talented ladies.

Q: What was your hardest performance to prepare for and why?
A: Steel Magnolias was also the hardest performance for me to prepare for.
Not only did I have to keep up a southern accent the entire time, but I also
had to deliver a very emotional monologue about my daughter’s death.

Q: Do you hope to continue performing in college or in the future?
A: I do plan to continue with theatre as well as choir in college, especially
a cappella. I am currently planning to study education and the performing
arts and I hope to become a high school drama teacher.

Q: What is a piece of advice you can give to those who want to start
performing?
A: Forget any hesitations you may have, and just go for it. Even
if it turns out not to be your thing, you will have learned valuable
public speaking and improvisation skills and probably met some
cool people along the way.