About Me:

My name is Eleanor Uyyek and I am a senior attending West Sound Academy. I enjoy both reading and writing stories, and have always wanted to be more deeply involved in them. By taking this class I hope to develop my skills both as an actor and a director and learn more about the process of creating theatre.

Origins of Theatre:

I think the origins of theatre are closest to Else's Theory of Spontaneous Generation, which says that theatre was created by conscious choice when Thespis became the story. Telling stories lends itself easily to showing what happened, either to clarify or just because you get caught up in the moment. If you have many people trying to tell a story together, voila: actors for every part. If you're telling the same story over and over again, you get better at it and it becomes a kind of performance. -10/22/15