Meet recent APH graduate and alumnae Juliette C. ’20, a multi-talented musician and writer who may have found her calling early in life! Read on to get the details.
You’ve been writing a full-length play in Mr. Crowley’s Playwriting class; can you talk about your play?
“My play is about a dysfunctional family during Thanksgiving; the two kids are trying to figure out the secret ingredient to the family casserole recipe. While sleuthing, they stumble across the family truth — that everyone has a secret.” As with any classic drama comedy, Juliette notes that there’s a big dramatic reveal.
“Mine is three acts, which is kind of crazy to write in one semester. But I really liked this project… Mr. Crowley has been very helpful in breaking it down, starting with character development, and getting the basic plot organized.”
As many of the best writers do, Juliette drew from her own life experiences to give the story fullness and make it resonant. “I’ve been trying to incorporate some humor and what I’ve found within my own family… [for example], I took different people from different sides of my family and put them all together in this fictional universe. It’s been really fun.”
This is an ambitious project for any playwright; Juliette says that though she only finished through Act 2 this spring semester, she intends to keep writing and to stay in touch with Mr. C, as she has an interest in potentially submitting and publishing her final work of art.
Do you know what you want to study in college?
Juliette is a unique musical talent, versed on multiple instruments (including the drums, on which she’s performed multiple years at APH through the Music Program) and has a serene singing voice. It seems a natural fit, then, that she’d like to pair a major in psychology with a minor in music and become a music therapist!