Alumna, Bridget Adams-King, stepped out of St. John of the Cross Parish School (SJC) as an actress. Infatuated with the theatre she auditioned for her first musical, The Music Makers of Western Springs production of Peter Pan, at age nine while only in the fourth grade. While at SJC, she participated in the productions of Annie, One and Broadway Bound. Adams-King continues to audition and perform as a rising senior at North Central College and recently starred in Underscore Theatre Company’s musical Haymarket which ran this summer in Chicago.
Knowing that all joys come with a few obstacles, Adams-King is concerned by the amount of typecasting in the theatrical world: “The focus on appearance rather than talent or ‘typecast’ is something upsetting to me. Art reflects society and society is flawed so therefore so is theatre and art. It has been and will remain my goal to fight against typecasting. I accept and love who I am and accept my “type” however, that does not mean I or anyone else should be confined to what society has deemed them to be.”
Adams-King notes that theatre is a lifelong learning experience and knows that she will continue to learn throughout her career. She believes theatre is a way to make a difference by telling the stories of strong and loving people. As an actress, Bridget enjoys learning about different people and different times and inspiring others while truly following her own dream.
King continues to be grateful for her time at SJC. This strong, Catholic education has given her a solid foundation and it was here that she began to find and learn about herself. She encourages all to keep going, keep learning, and stay involved.