'Things that Fall from the Sky' - It was a new play that we work-shopped at KCACTF It was very cool.
LAST SHOW YOU AUDITIONED FOR?
The Utah Shakespearian Festival
DID YOU GET IT?
I don't know yet... I sure hope so.
LAST SONG/MONOLOGUE YOU USED AT AN AUDITION:
Monologues: "If you have tears..." from 'Julius Caesar' and one from 'Death of a Salesman'
Hard one... lets see,
A Thing of Beauty, I Hate Hamlet, Foxfire, The Game of Chess.
FAVORITE ROLE YOU'VE PLAYED, AND FROM WHAT SHOW?
Action - West Side Story
FAVORITE ROLE OVERALL THAT I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY:
John Proctor - The Crucible...
I don't know if you can really call this a superstition, but I like to drink half of an energy drink before I go on, and the other half at intermission. I know they're awful... but it makes me feel better.
YOUR GOAL IN SHOW BUSINESS:
I'd really love to find my place in the 'theatre/film' world where I can support my family doing what I love without sacrificing my integrity, or redefining my morals. Whether that's acting, designing, directing, teaching, or all of the above only time will tell.
FAVORITE DIRECTOR YOU HAVE EVER WORKED WITH:
Varlo Davenport and Michael Harding both for different reasons. Though I would've love to have more time working with Jim Holmes... a week just isn't enough. Brent Hanson is right up there as well.
WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST SHOW?
West Side Story... and it changed my life.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DANCE SOLO?
I've never had a "solo" per se... but I've been in a cluster of "featured dancers" several times.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SINGING SOLO?
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE LAST PERSON TO TAKE A BOW?
HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEW YORK?
I've been to the state while I was the Production Assistant for The Hill Cumorah Pageant, but never in the city.
HAVE YOU BEEN TO LA?
Yeah... I love the ocean, but I'm not crazy about the city.
WHAT'S THE SCARIEST PART OF AN AUDITION?
When the person who is right before you is in there.
WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF AN AUDITION?
Being right in the moment. I actually really enjoy auditioning, I view it as another opportunity to perform. And I love performing.
NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN:
The Game of Chess... I would do the show again, but not in those circumstances.
NAME A SHOW YOU COULD DO FOR YEARS:
West Side Story, or I Hate Hamlet, and if it wasn't for the make-up I could've done Sweeney Forever.
WHAT ARE YOU AUDITIONING FOR NEXT?
I have a call back for The Neil Simon Festival on the 28th.
DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PAST CAST MEMBERS?
Yeah, most of them I see at school. But the others I'm still great friends with. Gotta love facebook.
ON A SCALE OF 1-10, HOW IMPORTANT IS GETTING PAID?
Hmm... well, right now it's not super important because I'm still in school. But as time goes on it's going to be very important. This is how I want to support my family. It's hard to do that without getting paid. So, to balance the two out I'll say a 7.5 ish...
SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OR UNEXPECTED THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE ON STAGE?
Oh geez... the worst moment ever happened during a 1950's musical review show called 'Twist the Night Away.' We had a eight month run so I hate to admit that some nights we were on autopilot. Anyway, I was singing 'That'll be the Day' by Buddy Holly and I was all decked out with the glasses and everything. But as I I came to the verse "You give me all you money and your, your turtle dovin'" I just kept singing 'That'll be the day..." Over and over again. I sang about a minute straight of 'That'll be the day" and I didn't even realize it until I was off stage.
WHO IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PERSON (ON STAGE OR OFF) THAT YOU HAVE EVER WORKED WITH?
In show business you never name names... but I worked with a student director a while ago that had no idea what he/she was doing. The rehearsal process was awful, no advertising was done, so by the time we opened the only people in the audience were our family members. The whole process was extremely painful and I was thrilled when it was over.
WHAT IS YOUR ONSTAGE PET PEEVE?
Greedy actors who try to still focus at the expense of the show. Playing for laughs etc...
WHAT IS YOUR BACKSTAGE PET PEEVE?
Disrespect. Talking back stage, being late for call, back biting, note giving, etc...
EVER BEEN NAKED ONSTAGE? WOULD YOU???
No, and No.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN KILLED?
Yes, in Sweeney I had my throat slit, and my head bashed in... good times.
I've played a drunk character...
PLAYED SOMEONE HALF YOUR AGE?
PLAYED SOMEONE TWICE YOUR AGE?
Twice, three times, and four times my age.
... this is a sensitive subject. I played a character that 'bawled'... but I can't cry. The audience thought I did... but I didn't.
FIRED A GUN?
Actually no... use switch blades and swords. But I've never fired a gun. Sad.
Not yet, but on Monday were rehearsing with rain for '110 in the Shade!'
BEEN IN A DREAM SEQUENCE?
Not that I can recall... The Spoon River Anthology is kind of one big Dream Sequence.