Q: Out of all of our active LKT members, you are one of the ones that have been in LKT the longest. How has LKT changed since you first joined?
A: LKT has gone through a lot of changes since I first joined four years ago. Obviously, every semester we have some members graduate and we gain a new class which keeps every semester fresh and fun! We've also seen some changes in how we run ourselves as an organization, but I think every decision we've made this far has made us a stronger, better group. LKT is still a very young organization and we have a lot of growing left to do, but we always have members who are there to help it grow and evolve and give their all to make sure LKT is everything it can be.
Q: What advice would you like to say to the brand new Omicron Class members?
A: My advice to the Omicron Class would be to take all of the opportunities LKT can give to you! We have a lot of resources from opportunities to work on sets to even landing jobs and internships via alumni. You can use all of these resources to hone your skills and find out who you are as a creator. Give what you can to LKT and you'll get a lot back. You don't have to sacrifice all of your time to have a great experience, even if you can only help out on someone's project for a few hours that's still really awesome and you can always count on your brothers to be grateful for your help. LKT is also a great way to find out what you do and don't like to do. One of my favorite things about LKT is that it's not just for film majors! A lot of what we do centers on creating movies, but there are tons of ways to get involved! Above all else we're here to support each other and grow, not only as artists, but as people.
Q: I hear that you are involved with a certain play that showed on campus last night... could you tell us a little about the show and it's importance?
A: It's true! I'm currently in my second and last performance of the Vagina Monologues. If you are interested in acting or women's issues it's a great thing to get involved with. It's a safe and open space to discuss problems like domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and misogyny that often go overlooked in our society. I think it's very important that everyone, regardless of their gender, sees it at least once. Issues of gender and sexuality are very important to me and are things I feel like don't get talked about enough in our society. My other major is Women's & Gender Studies and I try to fuse it with my film and photography skills to create films and works of art that speak to some of these issues that I feel are underrepresented. I'm currently working on a documentary that discusses the issues of transgender students at Towson and I hope when I graduate I'll get to do more work like that.