Q – Why did you decide to audition for The Ballad of Frankie Silver at Parkway Playhouse this season? Does this show mean anything special to you personally?
A – This story is intriguing and sort of personal. Where this story takes place is where my family was raised. My grandparents are buried in the same cemetery as well as other kinsfolk of mine as Charlie Silver. I have heard this story since I was little. Also I lived in Morganton for a while and I know some of the places mentioned there.
Q – What shows might people have seen you in before (and not just at Parkway)?
A – I have been fortunate to be in “A Christmas Carol”, “1776”, A Few Good Men” and “Momma Won’t Fly” to name a few.
Q – Describe a day in the life of YOU? Do you go to school? Have a job? What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A – During the day I go to work as a “Quality Tear down Technician”. Ask me if you want to know what that is. After that is usually home life, unless I’m in a play.
Q – What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals?
A – Getting to know and work with new people and renew older friendships.
Q – What is your favorite line from the show? Why?
A – When young Spencer asks which grave is Charlie’s and Nelse gets to say, “All of them”
Q – How does working on an original adaptation differ from other productions you’ve been apart of?
A – With other productions you know what’s coming and you can be ready for it. With this original adaptation you never really know what Andrew is going to change or do. This can be exciting and it keeps you on your toes.
Q – What’s the #1 reason someone should see this production?
A – A great story line, a great cast and local history coming to life. That’s more than one, isn’t it. I couldn’t name just one.
Q – Anything else that you’d like people to know?
A – I want to say thanks to my wonderful family, Kim, Gabriel and Caleb for letting me be a part of this incredible production. Ya’ll are awesome.