Brand Richter: The Cross Country Thespian

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Photo by: (Courtesy of Denton High School Theatre)

Seen sitting on the set, thespian Brand Richter plays his character in the senior-directed play, Arsenic and Old Lace.

Senior Brand Richter has quite a lot on his plate and has so-far enjoyed his four years at Denton High. Richter is captain of the cross country team, secretary of Denton High’s thespian troupe, and has recently joined Model United Nations.

 “I’m always really busy and it can be difficult balancing work and play, but I enjoy everything that I do so it’s worth it,” Richter said.

Brand occasionally struggles with his grades due to so many commitments, but he works extremely hard to pass so he can do the extracurriculars that he loves. He goes to cross country practice daily and spends his time after practice helping out with theatre, where rehearsals usually go pretty late into the night on a daily basis.

I’m always really busy and it can be difficult balancing work and play, but I enjoy everything that I do so it’s worth it,”

— Senior Brand Richter

“I spend so much time in the black box that I might as well live there,” Richter said.

Outside of school and his several extracurricular activities, Brand has two younger brothers and an older sister. He tries to spend as much time with his family as possible and adores his siblings.

 Brand also has a passion for mythology. He spends much of his spare time obsessively reading books and watching shows about anything having to do with the topic.

“If I could be any creature, I would definitely be a griffin,” Richter said.”I would scare people with my eagle talons and I would have a luscious mane.”

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Tied up as part of his acting, thespian Brand Richter plays his character in the senior-directed play, Arsenic and Old Lace.

 

Brand loves reading in general, but not only books about mythology. Among his favorite books are The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games, Perks of being a Wallflower, the Twilight Saga, and anything by Nicholas Sparks.

“I know Nicholas Sparks isn’t seen as a ‘manly’ author, but I’m a sap for romance,” Richter said.