Company Member since 2013, joined as a 2012 Artist-in-Residence
Worst/most embarrassing stage moment:
Probably the worst is an audition story. I was called in to read for a VERY IMPORTANT director. Lets just say it was a regional theatre audition and the theatre was named after her. The play was 'Awake and Sing'. I was reading the romantic lead. Super nervous and excite to audition. I walk in and my brother is the reader. He didn't warn me, and he told me later that the director didn't know we were related (we have different last names). After my first read she said "dear this is a love scene, I want to see your passion for the man, there's nothing platonic, he's not" "your brother" I replied. "Exactly she said".
What's your first step for tackling a design/role/play/script?
Day dreaming, usually while walking or driving.
What's the strangest thing you've been asked to do onstage?
Naked ninja fight with a severed hand (........thanks Tony), and have to make my teeth chatter on command (NOT EASY).
How do you judge success in a show?
If I learned something important, taught someone something life changing, if I spent 70% or more of the time smiling and laughing during the process.
Who do you make theatre for?
People who need to be heard, people who need to have their stories made known to others. People who have trouble empathizing with others. People who need to laugh.
How do you overcome rejection?
Chocolate ice cream, mint m&ms and hugs