What is your name? Ainsley Epperson
What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? Orchestra Member, Flute
What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? Acrobat Story IV
How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? 7
What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? My favorite role was when I was a dancer in Newsies, and I was able to be a main tap dancer in King of New York.
Do you have a favorite story from your time spent in theatre? During a Newsies rehearsal, the dancers weren’t busy, so we decided to count how many times Bledsoe touched his beard. I believe it was something like 60 times in 30 minutes.
What are your plans after high school? I will be attending Indiana University to major in Spanish.
What words of advice do you have for those thinking about joining Gibson Southern Theatre? Being involved in GSTD is definitely worth it, no matter your role because of the family you join and the memories you make. I highly recommend joining!