Q: Why did you audition for A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
WS: Midsummer is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. I’ve very drawn to the humor and sometimes otherworldly qualities it has.
Q: What shows might people have seen you in before?
WS: I’ve done a few shows in Asheville with Montford Park Players such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Man and Superman. With Parkway I have done sever more like 1776, Music Man, and Sherlock Holmes: Curse of the Bloody Heart.
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
WS: Right now I am currently employed at the Burnsville Town Center as an Assistant Events Manager. I set up for various events and concerts that come through the town. Otherwise I just write scripts or read Game of Thrones…
Q: Have you met new friends in the cast?
WS: I am quite familiar with most of the cast actually. I’ve done a few things outside of the rehearsal process with them, but it mostly involves more theatre…
Q: What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals?
WS: Mostly the shenanigans that we come up with and the comedic bits we do. It’s a clever and hilarious bunch of people.
Q: What is your favorite line from the show?
WS: “…reason and love keep little company together now-a-days.” – Bottom
I love his line simply because it is hilarious. For me, it perfectly describes the play in its entirety.
Q: Are there people in your life who have never seen you on stage?
WS: Several I think. Mostly distant friends or relatives. I’m not sure what will surprise them, hopefully how witty, hilarious, funny, and humble I am.
Q: At what age did you first know you wanted to act?
WS: I knew early on I wanted to be an actor or somehow involved in the theatre or film. It’s what I grew up with. I’ve been to camps, classes, you name it, and it’s just fueled the desire to act.
Q: What’s the #1 reason someone should see this show?
WS: Definitely for the hilarious people in this show. It is well cast and it will certainly not leave a want for laughs. It’s fun and you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
Q: Do you have a favorite Shakespeare line?
WS: “Oh for a muse of fire to ascend the brightest heaven of invention…” Henry V
It is a great line. The poetry and sheer elegance of what it inspires is amazing. It is definitely one that inspires me.
Q: What is your favorite Shakespeare play?
WS: Macbeth. It is a fascinating play about power and lust. The supernatural is a great draw for me and this play is full of it.
Q: Anything else that you’d like people to know about you?
WS: The quickest way to a person’s heart… is through the rib cage.