The chance to once again work with Wily West, Morgan, Wes, Kat, Quinn, and all the others. I enjoy working with Wily West and the chance to bring original works to the stage.
What is the greatest challenge you face with this show?
Having to look at and examine how I feel about where I am at with those major parts of life – love, marriage, kids, and family - and how they fit into the character, so as to build off of them to bring a real person to the stage. So the challenge is the self-examination of those aspects for myself, being honest with myself and bringing that honesty to the stage. That, and kissing a dude.
What kind of research are you doing to prepare?
Mainly as with most role I take on, I begin with the internal research and how and where the character and I blend, and I bring myself to the character to bring him alive and make it real.
What have been some of your favorite previous roles (or productions you have been involved with)?
Some of my favorite roles include, Norman in “Peaches En Regalia” with Wily West, George in “All My Sons” and Cohen in “The Underpants” with Ross Valley Players, the numerous characters over 4 “Sheherezades” and as an understudy who got one performance as Laertes in Cal Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”
Since this play is about the right to marry what are some of your personal feelings regarding marriage that you would be willing to share?
I’m open to the idea of getting married, feel free to email any of my online dating website accounts. But for the most part I think back to when I was younger and I met my mom’s uncle. What sticks out in my memory of him was that he had a life size poster of Marylyn Monroe, when asked about it he would say “she’s the only women that could hold a candle to my Kitty”, and that he and Kitty (his wife) only spent 1 day apart during their marriage – it was so bad they decided to never do it again. If you have that love – what should stop you from being together.
What do you hope audiences will take from this production?
The sense that two people that love each other should be together.