1. How did you first get interested in theatre, what was the first play you remember seeing and what was the first play you participated in?
There was a school play in 2nd grade, Little Red Riding Hood. I played the Big, Bad Wolf and was totally hooked. I remember seeing The Producers as a little kid and not understanding any of the jokes, but I trusted that they were funny.
2. When did you work at the Red Barn? What is your most distinct memory from that time?
Summer of 2016. There was the time I didn't completely squeeze out all of the bleach from a costume piece before putting it into the drier with all of the other costumes. When I pulled up at the Barn at our call time later that day, Aaron Moon walked out with a strange expression on his face and said there was a bit of a situation...
3. What shows do you most remember from your Red Barn days? What moments (on-stage or off) made a specific show memorable?
The most memorable was Urinetown. I played Caldwell B. Cladwell, and I grew an unnecessary mustache for the role. It helped me get into character, but literally no one asked me to grow it.
4. What theater, film or backstage experience have you had since you worked at the Red Barn?
I performed in Bleacher Bums in Chicago later that fall and A Christmas Carol later that winter. Since then, I've done a fair amount of improv but haven't auditioned for any more theatre.
5. Where do you live now and what are you doing career-wise?
I live in NYC and am in grad school to become a high school physics teacher.
6. Would you like to let us know a bit about your family?
My parents and brother live in Chicago, and they would love for me to move back one of these days. We'll see.
8. Anything else you’d like to share about your life or life at the Red Barn?
Shout out to Jill, my favorite lemur at the Frankfort Public Petting Zoo. Being able to pet her was one of the highlights of my summer.
9. If someone wanted to follow you or get in touch with you, where could they find you?