Published April 1, 2021
By KEA YENGST
During her time at Carmel High School, junior Teagan Cox has made her voice heard on and off the stage by being a charismatic member of the CHS drama program and starting catcher for the Carmel High School softball team.
The thespian’s passion for theater was the result of attempting to resolve a stutter from her youth. After acting as the character of Toulouse in a Pacific Repertory Theatre performance of “Aristocats,” Cox’s solution to a personal challenge would become a lifelong passion.
“My mom enrolled me in PacRep so I could practice talking and get over my stuttering, ” Cox notes. “I found a real liking to it, and I’ve never really stopped doing theater since then.”
Since the age of 7, Cox has played many protagonist roles throughout her acting career, including the role of Annie in PacRep’s production of “Annie,” Belle in Carmel Middle School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” Pugsley in “The Addams Family,” and Mrs. White in “Clue.”
Although current on-stage theatrical pursuits may be put on hold for the time being because of COVID-19’s social distancing guidelines, the actress has been able to output her passion for the performing arts on a different stage through the production of an independent musical called “The Last Five Years.”
And in addition to playing on the Carmel Community Girls Softball Mavericks team during the fall season for years, the catcher also gained the opportunity to play for the CHS varsity softball team as a freshman, sophomore, and now junior.
Aside from her passions for musical theater and softball, Cox enjoys listening to the musical soundtrack of “Falsettos” and hanging out with her friends whenever she has a free moment from the field or the stage.