Hello and welcome back! You've had a blog spotlight before (twice even!), but remind us about your Class 6 Theatre involvement.
I've been involved with the company since its inception, first as a board member, website developer, and then as an actor and a director. I've had some great on stage experiences with the company, with my favorite being performing THE BIBILE: THE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED) to a full house at the Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ. Those people got ALL the jokes. It was raucous!!
How were you introduced to this show?
I was sent the script by Eric this summer. I read it and it touched me deeply. Old memories and connections to my own family history rose to the surface that had been idle for decades. I cried a lot. I cried right there with the script in my hands, in my house. It was ridiculous. I couldn't stop. I don't really cry much when I read scripts and not like that! I was sitting on my couch sobbing thinking, "I have no idea how to direct this show, but I feel so deeply about it I have to take it on."
Since this is a love story, what would you say was your first love?
Basketball. My older brother played basketball and that is all I ever wanted to do as early as I can remember. I was the best basketball player on Horatio Place as I spent my 10,000 hours perfecting my jumpshot, fade-away and dribbling in the driveway of my childhood home. Early pictures of me are with an orange nerf ball and a basket!
Now finally, how does this quiz say you will die?
You’re going to die being smothered by kittensYou’re sweet, adorable, and have a gentle nature. People are drawn to your kindness, and you always lend a helping hand. You’ll exit this world surrounded by cuteness.