Allie Pape - Allie is originally from British Columbia, and is a 10th grade student in her second year at King's. She has been heavily involved in the arts her entire life, ranging from competitive dance to musical theatre, but she decided to join the Senior School play in order to further her acting experience. Similarly, as in dance, she likes that she can take on the role of someone else and put herself into their position when acting. She sees it as a refreshing escape from the chaos of life. She became interested in theatre after acting non-verbally in the Nutcracker when she played as Clara for two dance seasons. The arts have seriously impacted her life as a way to cope with the turmoil that the pandemic has brought us all. It has been a way to express herself creatively in a way that others can understand. She has had so many amazing experiences with theatre arts but playing Olaf in the production Frozen Jr last year holds a special place in her heart. She has been a competitive dancer for 7 years now but has had to take a hiatus from competing these last two seasons due to the pandemic. However, she still continues training both with the School and independently and doesn't plan to stop anytime soon. For this production of Almost Maine, she was excited to experiment as more mature characters, as previous roles she has done in the past have been more kidlike, such as Olaf, SpongeBob, and Clara. She has always been naturally shy and has difficulty expressing herself in social situations. This is one skill that has seriously been improved due to her participation in the arts as it has forced her to open up her shell more through performing in front of large audiences, speaking to cast mates she had not otherwise met before, or going to auditions.