Thursday, January 22, 2015
Meet The Cast of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE - Tony Latham (Male Greek Chorus)
Hello Tony! We are glad to have you working with Class 6 Theatre. This is your first production with us, correct?
This is my first project with Class 6.
Well, we are very excited to have you aboard! What about this production excites you?
Everything! I enjoy the small company feeling as well as the deep storytelling of Paula Vogel. This is a project that I've been wanting to do since college and I'm excited to knock it out of the park with the whole company.
We're glad to give you the opportunity to work on this story! What about this story in particular makes it important to share?
It's a different perspective to a touchy issue. Paula Vogel does a fantastic job at showing the coin from both sides, yet leaves a lot of what's right and wrong for the audience to decide. Essentially, there is no correct answer, there isn't a correct perspective, but it's important to see a story from all angles and perhaps learn what makes people tick along the way.
I agree and I think the audience will definitely be impacted by that. What do you think is in store for the future of theatre here in Phoenix?
I think Class 6 is on the vanguard of some truly exciting times in the Phoenix theatre scene. There seems to be a lot of buzz, but not a lot of fire. Opportunity is the name of the game. We have to strike while the iron is hot.
Speaking of opportunities, what's up next for you?
I will be playing Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Theater Works opening in March, running through April.
We're looking forward to that and, of course, to your contribution to the telling of this powerful drama.
TONY LATHAM (Male Greek Chorus) graduated from Northern Arizona University with his Bachelors in Theatre Performance and Political Science. Some past performances at NAU include Alan Strang in Equus, Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Other performances: How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Theater Works), Spirit (Grey Matters), Shifting Gears (Canyon Moon), and Gun-Shy (Canyon Moon). Following How I Learned to Drive, he will be performing as Billy Bibbitt in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Theater Works.