SUS: Student Profile
Word around school is that you are a drama major. What kinds of techniques have you
learned in your four years of acting?
“A lot of the techniques we’ve been learning in the past three years have been for the purpose of
acting on stage. The basics of this includes standing in neutral, good posture, breath support, script
analyzation, character personalization, paraphrase, scansion, and other techniques for dealing with
classic language, and even the phonetic alphabet for dealing with sound changes and different
accents. Just this year, however, we’ve been learning a separate technique specifically for acting in
film and on television, which is very different from the methods we’ve been using for stage
What about acting fascinates you the most?
“I guess being able to step out of your own reality for a few minutes, even a few hours, and
become a completely different character. I just really love being able to leave all of my problems
and concerns to the side and take on a different set of problems and concerns, then spend an entire
play trying to get what I want. It’s an amazing way to bring reality to something that is not while
escaping from your own.”
Do you have any hobbies outside of acting?
“Yes. I dance about 3-4 days a week outside of school, and I’ve been dabbling in playwriting
outside of school since sophomore year.”
Wow, you’ve got a lot going for you! How, as a senior, do you manage to balance all of those
avocations and your school work as each week goes by?
“It’s really all about prioritizing, staying focused and on top of your work, and a lot less sleep.”
– Tasiya Roseborough, senior drama major
Interviewed by Jaeda Blair ’15