Is it hard playing the opposite gender?
We got this very smart question in a couple of schools recently so today we’re answering it!
In DuffleBag we’re always playing characters completely different than our everyday selves. In any given show we could end up playing an old lady, a little boy, a ghost, a villain, or even a tree. And yes, sometimes we end up playing male roles as women or female roles as men. But we don’t find doing so weird at all. In fact, it’s a ton of fun! That’s the cool thing about theatre — you get to take on all kinds of roles you might not get to play in real life. We use our creativity to create characters totally different than ourselves, and count on our audiences to use their imaginations to see us as those characters. So thanks to you we get to play all kinds of fun roles that are completely different than ourselves — and that’s pretty awesome!