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STO Saturdays - Day 11 - Macey Shackelford

Meet returning STO Macey Shackelford!

Macey is a senior from Foothill High School, Troupe 6553! She is both a techie and actress but mostly loves to act. Before quarantine started, her favorite thing to do was swim, and when it started her favorite thing to do was to go cliff jumping and hang out with her boyfriend and best friend, and go to work at Dutch Bros. Macey's favorite tv shows are American Horror Story, New Girl, and Shameless. She is hoping to go to college in Utah to pursue musical theatre/film acting and is currently working on several acting projects. Macey is a second-year STO and has loved every second of it. She has received many amazing opportunities from it and her goal this year is to bring happiness to people's lives and to brighten their day even just a little bit. This past year has been rough on everyone and she wants everybody to know that we're all in this together!

Questions From Thespians:

What was your favorite moment during Spelling Bee?

Spelling Bee was overall such an amazing show. If I had to pick a favorite it’d probably

just be my cast. We choreographed the opening number and some blocking so well

together and Olive was such an amazing experience. I learned so much from that

character. It was so fun, dude, I miss it everyday.

What's the biggest benefit of being an STO?

I think the biggest benefit of being an STO would be the amount of opportunities

you're given. Cloe and I were actually able to go to Washington D.C. to advocate in

front of senators for theatre, which was so cool. And I get to meet so many different

people. I go to Reno for their conferences.

What’s your favorite show you’ve ever done?

Okay, so this is a tie. My favorite show that I’ve ever been in would be Noises Off and

Clue. They’re also, like, my favorite characters I’ve played would be Belinda Blair from

Noises Off and Mrs. White from Clue. I also really liked The Complete Works of William


Are you currently working on any acting projects?

I am actually. Currently, my project that I’m working on right now is a film project. I’m

starring as the lead in an indie film. It’s, like, a post apocalyptic. It’s super cool, super

cool. Very excited, and I’ve just auditioned for a couple more gigs, so, yeah!

Will you be doing theatre in college?

I am going to college for theatre. Preferably musical theatre, but I might be going for

film acting. I’m not 100% sure yet, but yes I am going to college for theatre and


What’s your favorite song from a musical?

Fav song from a musical would be “World Burn” from Mean Girls, “Seventeen” from

Heathers, and “I’m Breaking Down” from Falsettos.

What’s your favorite play?

Overall my favorite play that I haven’t been in is The Boys Next Door. I saw it a couple

years ago; it was performed at State, and it was so good. Also, um, Lend Me a Tenor.

Where are you going to college?

I’m planning on going to the University of Utah for musical theatre in the fall!

Is there any show/opportunity you regret not taking/doing in theatre?

It wasn’t really my choice, but I really wish we submitted to take Noises Off to state

because I thinking it would’ve been super amazing!!

What is your favorite state memory?

Being the hype man with JJ before every opening and closing!!

Why should others run for STO?

You’ll meet so many amazing people and it’s one of the BEST things you’ll ever

experience. It’s so so fun and you’re doing something so important and meaningful to a

bunch of people. It’s an amazing opportunity.

One tip for future seniors?

It can be super hard but try your hardest to stay on top of your work and not fall behind

so you can still have time to have fun without stressing too much!!

Thank you for reading! Check out our live posts on Instagram @nvthespians for updates, Q+A, and more!

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