Actress’ Profile: Katherine Harry

Katherine Harry plays the role of  Marcy Park in this year's play, "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". THE AZTEC/CALLISTA LIU
Katherine Harry plays the role of Marcy Park in this year’s play, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. THE AZTEC/CALLISTA LIU

Q: Why did you want to be involved in this production?

A: “I have been doing musical theatre for a really long time, so I thought it would be interesting to see how high school productions are different.”

Q: Which part of the play are you most excited for the audience to see?

A: “I’m probably most excited to show the part in which my character talks to Jesus Christ.”

Q: What are the difficulties in preparing for a musical?

A: “It’s difficult to remember where I am supposed to go, while also remembering the lyrics to songs and staying in character. There is a lot of multitasking.”

Q: In what ways do you relate to your character?

A: “The expectations are high for both of us, as far as grades go. We both have expectations to be perfect. Although, my parents aren’t as strict.” 

Q: What is the most challenging aspect of playing your character?

A: “It’s probably that I have to come across as unapproachable and stern on the outside, but actually being really insecure on the inside. Portraying that correctly is pretty hard.”

Q: If you could play any other character, who would you choose? Why?

A: “I would probably choose Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre because her character is really funny and political and ethical.”

Q: What other activities are you involved in?

A: “I’m on the volleyball team.”

Q: How do you balance between drama and other responsibilities?

A: “I’ve had to sacrifice a lot to come to rehearsals. I have to skip some of my outside activities for drama rehearsals.” 

Q: What advice have the drama upperclassmen given you?

A: “Just to relax and breathe. Have a positive mindset when I go on stage.”

Vivian Luk

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