Daphne Stift has been attending Stagelight Performing Arts since the studio opened, and since then, Daphne has continued to grow into quite the performer! Currently, she is in two productions: The Giver and Center of the Universe, both with Phantom Productions. We caught up with her recently to ask about her role as Sparky in Center of the Universe, which tours junior highs and high schools in Southern California.
SPA: What is your favorite part about playing Sparky?
DS: My favorite part about playing Sparky is that she is not one of the biggest characters, but she plays a really important role. She is Maria’s best friend, and when something happens to Maria at the end of the story, Sparky’s role in the story shows how much Maria was loved.
SPA: What has been the most challenging part about this whole experience?
DS: The most challenging part about this experience is that we are the a cast, but we are also the crew. We set up, we take down, and when something goes wrong, it’s all on us. We’re not just performing; we’re doing tech.
SPA: You’ve done many musicals, what do you like about doing a play?
DS: In musicals I feel like you’re spending so much time learning the dances and the songs, but in plays, I can sit down and spend more time on a script analysis to really understand my character and the play.