What was your most rewarding role? This role has to be my most rewarding,
simply because we have such an interesting cast to feed off of, and
having such great co-stars makes my role easier and the whole show
Worst onstage mishap: My worst on stage mishap has to be when I forgot some lines in the Hamlet on stage. I do spoken word poetry as well and there are times when I'm performing and I forget the lines to my own work, that's when you know its bad haha
Most Terrifying Moment: The first few seconds performing on a new stage you haven't practiced on before. If I don't get time to work with a space before I perform in it, I become very fearful of my stage presence.
Funniest performance anecdote:
in this play is supposed to be this tall huge guy with these
emotional monologues, and I thought it was funny how John (who plays
the Chief) is a Slam Poet and his stage name is "TooTall" haha
Theatrical High point:
Working on this play. I've learned so much from the cast and crew and I feel so privileged to be working with them all. The best way to learn about theatre is to hang out with talented people who are dedicated to theatre just like this team we have on Cuckoo's Nest.
You as a performer in three words: Natural, focused, fun
What do you want the audience to know about the current
show? It's ok to laugh and cry.
Tell us three things about you
that have nothing to do with theatre:
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has purchased a charcoal on cardboard work of art from me for their permanent collection.
I won RAW: Colorado Springs Artist of the Year in 2012.
Art is truly the only thing I see myself doing. Whether I make it big or not, Art will always be an integral part of my life.
What's your Actor's Nightmare?
Being told I gave a horrible performance. I wouldn't try it if I thought I was horrible so if I was ever told that I was really bad it after I performed, that would be my worst Actor's Nightmare.