ArtTalk: MU student uses theater to discover strengths, weaknesses

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:17 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 18, 2014
MU students prepare backstage for a show.

The Columbia Missourian is re-launching a project called ArtTalk with the goal of celebrating and discussing local art and artists. To submit one yourself, fill out the form at the bottom of the story.

This story was contributed by Missourian reader Lynett Vallejo.

Q: What kind of art do you create? Tell us about your medium and style.

A: I act in theater shows at the University of Missouri through our Department of Theatre.

Q: What is it that inspires you? And why do you create art?

A: I enjoy having the opportunity to find and explore different parts of myself in different characters. It's a way to discover my own strengths and weaknesses in ways that I couldn't in my daily life.

Q: What sets you or your work apart from other artists?

A: In particular, nothing special I think, really. I think the thing that would set me apart is who I am as an individual. Such as how I find ways to connect to my characters, how I portray them, etc.

Q: Can your work be found around the community (or has it been in the past)? If so, where?

A: Yes! I will be playing the role of Kathy in the MU Theatre's production of "Moonchildren." The dates are April 24-26 and May 1-4 at the Rhynsburger Theatre. The most recent show I have been in was "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as Titania.

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This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.

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