Q – Why did you audition for Arcadia?
A – I was performing a play in Asheville, NC with Andrew Gall. He mentioned he would be directing ARCADIA. I had never read the play, so I picked it up out of curiosity and fell in love with it, with all the characters. It was then that I decided to audition.
Q – What shows might people have seen you in before?
A – This is my first show with Parkway Playhouse. In Asheville, I played Hamlet for the Montford Park Players in 2013. More recently, I played Captain Delancy on AMC network’s TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES.
Q – What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals?
A – That’s possibly the most difficult question you could ask. The entire process has been so creative and so fulfilling. I am working with some of the most talented actors in this area, it’s fantastic. I am very grateful for the experience.
Q – What is your favorite line from the show?
A – Right, scratch my earlier statement, this is the most difficult question. I’ll just cut and paste the entire script as my answer. Every line is brilliant.
Q – How have you prepared for your character? Did you base your character on someone?
A – I haven’t based Bernard Nightingale on anyone, no. However, I did meet with Dr. David Mycoff of Warren Wilson College to talk about the play and my character and everything in between. I did a lot of research and read a lot of books. I read Lord Byron religiously. I am still doing research, in fact. I have become obsessed with the regency period and the romantic poets. And the accent, of course, has been a difficult part of my preparation.
Q – Anything else that you’d like people to know about you?
A – Well, not about me, no. but the production, ARCADIA, should not be missed. It is a play that speaks to the mind, the heart, and the soul–and it’s really funny, too!
Come see Iain and the rest of the cast of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia June 6th-20th!
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