By Isaac Mathewson
As the lights of this year dim down, theatre director Robbie Steiner reflects on his fourth year at FC and his second year as director.
Steiner said that he has improved greatly since last year.
“I have a much better idea how to plan things out than I did last year.”
The one aspect Steiner will miss the most about this year is the departing seniors.
“Many of these seniors have been in this program since my first year here. I’ve seen them grow throughout their years of high school. It will be hard for me to see them go.”
As the year ends, Steiner has begun making plans for next year.
First, he has seen a great increase on people joining the program since last year, especially in his tech class, which only had a mere eight joining this year.
Steiner said that not a whole lot will change in next year’s curriculum, apart from developing practical hands-on experience for techs and giving more emphasis on musical theatre.
There is no news yet on what plays will be performed next year, but Steiner said that there will be many family favorites, which might possibly include Annie.
Steiner has several goals that he wishes to set next year. For one, he hopes to improve himself by balancing his own life with his work on the program.
“This is a really stressful, albeit fun, job. I want to be able to serve this program well while still trying to support my own needs.”
Another goal he wishes to set is to provide more opportunities for actors and techs.
“I want to cultivate student leadership, not just for the seniors, but for lowerclassmen also.”
Although there are many aspects that Steiner will miss about this year, he still has a positive outlook for next year and for the years that will follow.