Adejumo Fathia Temitope is an alumna of the preferred university of education in Nigeria, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) and she recently shared her experience after watching the TASUED Drama Festival interview video of the incumbent Head of Department for Theater and Fine Art, Dr. Amore on Instagram.
According to Temitope, ” We rehearsed 2-3hours daily including Sundays for more than two (2) months just to perfect a play of 45mins at most. It was that time I get to appreciate our actors because when I am seeing a movie and an actor is not showing the right expression, I am usually the first to complain.
… Below is the interview TASUEDFinest had with Temitope:
My name is Adejumo Fathia Temitope, I graduated 2018 and I’m currently working as an Executive Assistant in a Fast growing Facility Management in Lagos.
I couldn’t even skip rehearsals because I was the secretary. Although some of us had to double cast because of shortage of casts. It was exhausting. We rehearsed 2-3hours daily including Sundays for more than 2 months just to perfect a play of 45mins at most.
I also discovered my leadership skill from there because I was able to stay calm and coordinate the perfectly.
It was also a moment I realized that hard work pays when most of my group members got an A. I never belittle any actor’s effort.
One thing I will appreciate if improved on will be to monetize the performance.
During our set, I noticed a lot of people from other departments and level came to see the performance and talking about how interesting the performance usually is. If monetized, for as low as #200, people will do of course be willing to see the performance and it will also serve as source of income to the department
TASUEDFinest: what is the grestest lesson you learnt from the course?
Temitope; The course broaden my knowledge not just about acting but interpretation of roles. I can definitely interprete any kind of roles 70%&90% with little assistant. It helps me to overcome the part of me that was too shy and wouldn’t speak out.
In her final Word, she advised he undergraduate student of the department to Put more effort to the course and in anything they found themselves doing, You never can tell where the door to greatness can open from