By Jasmine Hendricks
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Camden County College second-year student Amanda Potter has big plans to take over the theater stage.
Potter, 20, lives in Lindenwold. In her senior year at Lindenwold High School, she decided to try out for plays and realized her love of acting in the theater. Growing up, she liked to sing and write.
“I started writing songs when I was 6 years old,” she stated.
She always had an audience to perform for, having lived with her two blood siblings and countless people her mom took in to care for.
As to why she wanted to become a theater major, Potter stated, “I want to be completely knowledgeable of anything I do, so to be an actor I figured I would major fully in theater. I want to know the skills, background and all the little ins and outs about theater and not just the art of acting.”
Potter has worked at American Eagle Outfitters in the Cherry Hill Mall for two years. Her plans are to finish at Camden County College and then transfer to another school.
“If I had my way, I would transfer to New York University, but I’m a realist and know that I’ll most likely end up at Rowan University, which is also fine with me,” she said. “I do however want to get both my master’s and doctorate in theater.”
When her schooling is finished, she would like to perform on Broadway, but her main focus is to act in movies.
She is preparing to be in the company of Camden County College’s staging of the play Great Expectations in December and she and her cousins sang background vocals for a gospel album that was recently released.
“We recorded the vocals last summer just because we love singing and to know that the album was released last Monday is still surreal,” she stated.
She plans to audition for the college’s spring shows, Frost/Nixon and Much Ado About Nothing.