Bella Berg has been involved with Watertown Children’s Theatre since 2009. She’s done musicals, plays, summer camps, workshops, and more over the last decade at WCT. Recently, she’s been getting involved in stage management and technical theater too. She’s also a school-year and summer teaching intern!
Currently, Bella is in King Lear with WCT. She’s originally from Watertown, but now divides time between Back Bay and Watertown. In the fall, she’ll be going to New York University to get a BFA in Drama.
What’s your earliest memory of the arts?
As a kid, I was super creative and would always make up stories. From a young age, I’d perform skits for my parents and other family members, and as I grew up, my friends got involved in it too. So, once I got old enough, my parents started signing me up for WCT shows!
Do you have a favorite memory or story about MCA?
How to Eat like a Child (2013-2014 season) had the BEST set design and the best songs. But to be honest, every single strike after a show at WCT has been so funny and so memorable — especially the She Kills Monsters strike.
How have you stayed connected to the arts this past year?
I’ve been getting involved in as much Zoom theater as I can! I directed She Kills Monsters at my school’s theater this last fall, now I am in King Lear directed by Deidre Purcell. I’m currently an ambassador at New Repertory Theatre too, so I get to watch a lot of plays over there. I also do media managing for theater companies here and there — I am constantly surrounded by the arts. I hope to stay involved with WCT through this spring!
Who’s your favorite artist (of any form—visual arts, theater, music, dance)?
I LOVE theater! I love on-stage acting so much more than screen acting. I love getting to pretend to be somebody else! There is just something so raw about watching a play IRL when compared to a TV show on Netflix.
Do you have a favorite musical or play?
I don’t do musicals anymore, but I really love Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, and RENT. My favorite play right now is probably Prodigal Son, so I hope to see a production of that after quarantine!
Do you have a favorite quote about the arts or one you’d like to share?
Sanford Meisner: “If you have the emotion, it infects you and the audience. If you don’t have it don’t bother; just say your lines as truthfully as you are capable of doing. You can’t fake emotion.”