My name is Lauren. I am a quiet and introverted person who never really puts herself out there, except for onstage, that is. I've done many productions, both in school and out. Always labeled as the "nerdy girl," the stage was the one place where I could be something other than that. I could be anything and anyone. Growing up and taking on more responsibilities means it's harder for me to do theatre out of school. By taking this class, I hoped to gain more knowledge about the ins and outs of theatre while continuing to do something I love and enjoy. I've always wanted to become a math teacher when I grow up, but currently I'm much too worried about judgement to be any good at teaching. Theatre, both musical and not, has always been a favorite hobby of mine, and while I don't plan on it as a career choice, I hope this class will allow me to do everything I associate with theatre while not physically being onstage: self-expression, stepping out of my comfort zone, and acceptance, both of myself and others.