- What is your role on/in this production? If you are an actor, please tell us about your character. If you are on the production team, please describe what your role is there. I am the Assistant Director under Anne Marie. She is teaching me about her approach to directing a show, what her process is and how she brings it all together. It’s a wonderful way to get a taste of directing without being thrown in the deep end with my own show. I would recommend it to anyone who hopes to direct a show at Walterdale.
- What is your background in theatre? At Walterdale? I have a BA from Mt. Allison University – one of my majors was Technical Theater. I’ve been involved in the theater off and on since then, but most recently I’ve Stage Managed or Assistant Stage Managed shows for Walterdale and Guts N Guile. My last show here was Jesus, Master Builder and it was glorious.
- What brought you out for this production? The script and the chance to work (in any capacity) with Anne Marie. That she allowed me to be her A/D was just luck!
- What do you think audiences will take away from this show? Theatre can shine a light into our dark corners and show us things (such as how our actions affect others) that are uncomfortable. Also, I hope that people will see how humor can bring levity to the darkest of situations.
- Poetry plays a big role in this play, what is one of your favorite poems, and why? Can you share a few lines from it?
Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter.
(From “Your Laughter” by Pablo Neruda)