To have a passion is truly a beautiful thing. To find a thing, person or activity so beautiful that your mind, body and life are utterly consumed head to toe with it is real perfection. This “thing” is different for every person, and once it’s found, it is inspiring.
For Senior Cody Foster, this is theatre. Since the age of 2, theatre has been his true passion. He fondly recollects on times at home watching Grease with his mother. “From that moment on, I knew this was something I loved.” Foster said. He recalled finding himself watching the famous musical almost daily. That performance inspired him to pursue acting in a raw, in-depth, personal way. From there he went on to be in elementary school plays, the lead in Lil’ Abner at WJMS, and in every WJHS play and musical. When asked what he finds so desirable about theatre, he simply says, “It’s such an inviting environment… I can be whomever and whatever I want without any judgment.”
Foster hopes to further pursue his passion at the University of Kentucky, with participation in intramural plays as often as possible. As far as his favorite musical, Hairspray takes the crown. To see his passion come to life, talk to Cody and his fellow theatre-mates. Their love for their art is prevalent and really shines through them.