Howdie Haley Keating!


By Clayton Keeling, Staff Writer

Haley Keating is a sophomore and is currently involved in Varsity Theatre. She’s been in several shows, including The Amish Project and The Shape of the Grave.

The Wrangler: What interests you about theatre?

Keating: Just being on the stage getting to show an audience what we’ve worked on the past months.

The Wrangler: Do shows take a lot of work to put on?

Keating: Oh, yes. We work a really long time with really hard rehearsals.

The Wrangler: How do you balance that with all the school work you have?

Keating: It’s hard but you find ways during advisory to do your homework, studying on buses. It’s worth it because getting to be with my friends doing something I love is one of the greatest things I could ask for.

The Wrangler: Are you close to the other people in theatre?

Keating: I am very close with them, we’re like a family.

The Wrangler: What makes you close to them?

Keating: Together we have to take away our own personalities and become somebody completely different so we all kinda know what others are going through, and plus we’re all just crazy and have fun.

The Wrangler: Besides theatre what do you like to do?

Keating: Don’t really have time for anything else. Between PAP classes and theatre I’m pretty busy all together.

The Wrangler: Do you plan on continuing theatre?

Keating: Yes, probably all through high school.

The Wrangler: What else are you passionate about?

Keating: I’m passionate about feminism.

The Wrangler: Why is feminism important to you?

Keating: For me it’s not just a local thing how women only get paid 78% of what men get paid to the dollar in 99% of professions, it’s also like a global thing how in the Middle East girls are still forced to get married at age 10. And I just think that’s wrong.

The Wrangler: Is feminism needed?

Keating: Of course it’s needed, it effects everyone everywhere.

The Wrangler: Is feminism just for women?

Keating: No! Of course it’s not just for women. Feminism is equality for both sexes, and for anyone or sexuality, or any race. Feminism is for everyone.

The Wrangler: What would you do to combat inequality?

Keating: First off, correcting anybody who says feminism is just girls who hate men. And I want to raise money for some organizations that help girls worldwide who are stuck in abusive marriages and who are sold into slavery still. I want to help little girls get education.