Meet the cast of Jesus Master Builder – Sean Richard MacKinnon is Micah

sean mackinnonWhat is your role in this production? My role is Micah Of Lofty Pine Meadows, I play one of the Customers of Christ. Micah is a very..interesting character. He’s not the brightest bulb in the bunch. He does mean well- he’s always cheerful and optimistic. He truly is a treat to play!

What is your background in theatre? I’ve been acting on stage since I was in Elementary school. I never got any big roles though-I would play the zebra, daisy, tree, those kinds of roles. I really got into theatre when I was in Junior High School and it sort of went from there. I got such a thrill from it and loved acting so much. It became a passion of mine very quickly and never stopped. I studied at the University of Victoria for a bit studying theatre (acting specifically). I then moved back to Edmonton and am continuing my studies at the University of Alberta in the Bachelor of Arts (Drama) program and plan to audition for the BFA program. This is my second Walterdale show. The first show I was in at Walterdale was Jeffrey in February and I got the pleasure of playing ‘Jeffrey’.

What brought you out for this show? Anglia did actually. She was the stage manager for Jeffrey and told all of us to audition for the one act. I was a little hesitant at first, only because I didn’t want to burn myself out since rehearsals started right after my previous show ended. But I am SO glad I audition’d for this show. It’s such a brilliantly written script and directed show, I’m so proud of everyone.

This play seems to have to do with building things… what’s the craziest/coolest/hardest thing you have ever built? I was in a stage craft and design class when I was at UVic and had to help build the set for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown it was the scariest thing I ever had to do. Tools actually terrify me. I had to use a table saw to construct one of the set pieces and literally screamed as the piece of wood was getting cut. My professor was probably so happy for that semester to be over with.

What do you think audiences will take away from this play? I hope that audiences will just have a good time with it. It’s okay to laugh at religion, as long as it’s done tastefully. We aren’t making fun or demeaning it in any way shape or form. All we are doing is cracking a joke, having a little bit of fun. I hope audiences will allow us to bring them through this roller coaster of a ride.

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