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Meet Owen McCoy – January’s STUDENT- OF- THE- MONTH

IMG_1516Meet Owen McCoy!!!

January’s STUDENT- OF- THE- MONTH!!!

Owen McCoy is new to Main Stage Studios and began taking private voice and guitar lessons this past fall. Owen studies voice with Leah Wietig and guitar with Greg Barresi. He is currently a sophomore at Willaimsville South High School where he also plays the trumpet.

Owen is no stranger to the stage, performing with an improv group at ComedySportz as well as sharing the stage with professional actors at Theatre of Youth in Buffalo, NY. Some of Owen’s favorite performing moments include these two experiences. As a member of Comedy Sportz -High School League, Owen had the opportunity to perform along side professional improvisers this past April. He also appeared as Leroy Herdman in Theatre of Youth’s 2013 production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Most recently Owen appeared playing the role of Tony Kirby in Williamsville South’s production of You Can’t Take It With You.

When Owen isn’t on stage or at a lesson he enjoys listening to rock and roll and movie music. When he isn’t performing he is doing homework! When he does have free time though he enjoys spending time with friends and playing video games.

Owen is inspired by his band teachers at school, Mr. Cool and Mrs. Conte. “They motivate me because they don’t take good as good enough.” He is also inspired by his acting teacher Kerrykate Abel, from the Theatre of Youth. She convinced Owen to explore taking voice lessons which is what brought him to Main Stage Studios!

When asked what advice he would give someone interested in music lessons he says, “In the words of Shia LaBeouf, “Just do it! Don’t let your dreams be dreams, man!”

Owen hopes that voice lessons will help him become a better, more versatile actor. He hopes that guitar lessons will allow him to gain the ability to strum and sing simultaneously. In response to those aspirations Owen comments, “…and truly, what girl doesn’t love a guy who can play guitar?” Truer words were never spoken.

Congratulations to Owen McCoy- January’s STUDENT- OF- THE- MONTH!!!

 

Submitted by: LBWietig

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