I'm Miami via Dallas (think I used that right) and I came to theatre through tech.
I guess the like, big idea, pretentious answer is always loving reading and fictional stories so that latent desire to act out imaginary things. I used to create very detailed stories with my cousin about our action figures when I was little. Like Pikachu kidnapping Sonic and Goku having to save him. I mean hours long people. Shout out to Joseph and Jesse right here.
More like literally: I was just a chubby little 7th grader who just dropped soccer because of a questionably abusive coach and my mom was like "You aren't sitting on your ass all afternoon you gotta find something." and I toyed with the idea of Ham Radio until I figured out what Ham Radio entailed. Then I lost interest in Ham Radio. Then I was poached by the middle school theatre teacher to do run crew and eventually transitioned into acting. I've been doing it ever since.
2. How do you describe your character in Scratching?
A dreamer running on his final fumes.
3. What excites you the most about this project?
The atmosphere we get to create, finding a through line through all of the supremely high stakes scenarios. The dance sequence. Complicated character relationships.
4. If you could get any tattoo, what would it be, why, and where? [If you already have a tattoo and would prefer to tell us about it and where it is, that’s cool too!]
I'm a sentimentalist so any tattoo would have to mean something. I have lots of friends who are like "eventually you just forget about it" but I'm like "no I think I know myself and I'll always want this expensive scar to mean something." But maybe I'm just being a pompous man and I'll prove myself wrong.
With that said, get your barf bags ready.
As I said, I'm a big reader so I've been compiling this list of favorite quotes and I want to possibly get a sleeve of quotes by my favorite authors (Kundera, Beckett, Coward, Coates are the only ones on the list so far) (Kundera breaking down "Litost" is what started it: “Litost is a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery,” - The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera") in some font I like. Not Helvetica, sorry nerds. If I ever can imagine not loathing myself for getting it that would be the tattoo I've thought most about big.
Before that it was a Sharingan on my eyelid so I think I've grown at least a little.
5. If you were a cocktail, what would your ingredients be and why?
Root beer. Guess you'll have to ask, huh?
6. Why should we see this show?
You won't be bored.
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