Hi my name is Emily, I started my NEYT career at the age of nine at Melodrama Camp. The play I was in was, Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen. There was one character called Snoot, I wanted to be him so bad, that by the end of the first day of camp, I knew almost all his lines by heart! The second play I was in was Deadwood Dick, (also a Melodrama Camp performance) I played the part of Pong Ping, a little Chinese cook during the gold rush days, at a saloon. My opening entrance was the most undignified! I was shoved through a set of double doors so harshly that I was thrown onto my back and there was Taylor, looming over me, prepared to "teach me a less'n" I was saved by Moriah, the owner of the saloon.(Thank my lucky stars!) The third play I was in was, The Mask of Moriaty, I was the August Personage,(translation-the really secretive person with the really awesome cape) I gave Sherlock Holmes (Jacob K.) and Dr. Watson (Arthur) lots of very secretive special information on the McGuffin Device. When I got this role, I was a little unsure about it, in earlier productions, I've always had twenty to twenty five lines, as the August Personage, I had sixty-seven lines, (yes, sixty-seven, I counted them myself!) the jump made me a little nervous, but, as my mom always says, "just bite the bullet and go along with it." So I did. In my latest production, Oliver, (the last play in the old NEYT *sniff* *sob*) I was one of Fagin's (Ian M.) thieves. This time, I didn't have any lines! (Just a ton of lyrics to memorize.). Stephen wrote in a little thing for me to do which was very fun. I had to attempt to sneak of with a pocket watch which doesn't work at all to my disappointment. I think by far that role has been my favorite out of all of them.