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19 questions with new theatre director Kris Lilley

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer

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Q: Where did you go to college?

A: I graduated from Texas Woman’s University


Q: How many years did you go to college?

A:  I went four years for my undergrad.


Q: What is your degree in?

A: Theatre


Q: How many years have you worked as a theatre director?

A: 8 years


Q: Where did you previously work?

A: I worked at Lewisville High School for four years. In between Lewisville and now, I worked for a politician in Austin. I wrote speeches and campaigned.


Q: Why did you choose to work at Decatur High School?

A: They have a great reputation and I wanted to get away from a larger 5A school and come to a 3A school


Q: Have you always wanted to work for a high school?

A: Yes, I love to teach and I love the enthusiasm, theatre has a place for everybody.


Q: How do you feel about your new job? And why?

A: I am very excited because I’m coming into a very strong department and we are getting ready to start our contest season.


Q: What made you interested in becoming a theatre director?

A: I love theatre and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it.


Q: What kind of activities were you involved in during high school?

A:I was in theatre, band, basketball, volleyball, track, and yearbook.


Q:  Have you ever performed in any plays?

A: Yes


Q: What plays have you produced/ directed?

A: I’ve done musicals and one act play, like Romeo and Juliet and  Guys and Dolls.


Q: Do you plan on putting on any plays this year?

A: Yes


Q: What is your favorite play and movie? And why?

A: “The Birds” by Aristophanes is my favorite play.



Q: What kind of movies do you like?

A: Comedies


Q: If you could direct a major motion picture which one would it be? And why?

A: One that was on an exotic location because I like to travel and see new places.


Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Kevin Bacon


Q:  Who is your favorite actor/ actress? And why?

A: Johnny Depp. I think he takes daring challenges with his roles and doesn’t do the norm.


Q: What’s your favorite type of candy?

A: Peanut M&M’s

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19 questions with new theatre director Kris Lilley