Steve & Dianna (Wellen) Traylor
1. How did you first get interested in theatre?
The Fall Musical in high school
2. What was the first play you appeared in or worked on?
Steve: South Pacific
Dianna: Finians Rainbow
3. When did you work at the Red Barn?
Steve: 1973, 1975. Steve built the original risers at the Barn during the summer of 1973.
4. What shows do you most remember?
Cabaret, Shadow Box, Two by Two, Damn Yankees, Picnic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tobacco Road, ....
5. Where do you live now?
We moved to Asheville, NC from Menlo Park, CA in 2014. We love the Blue Ridge Mountains.
6. What are you doing now career-wise?
Thankfully, we are both retired. Steve's career was in construction and Dianna's was in oncology nursing and medical software.
7. Let us know a bit about your family?
Just the two of us and our dog Roxie ... yes, named after Roxie Hart!
8. Anything else you’d like to share about your life or life at the Red Barn?
In 1976 we celebrated the Bicentennial by participating in the 4th of July Parade. We had a float of our current show ... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The chair on the parade route was not dry and so when Jan McGill stepped off the float she displayed a green rattan throughout her back side. Had a little extra costume work that afternoon!
My brother Don and I were both at the Barn ... and so mom learned not to worry about things that appeared to go missing from home. She'd wait until the show to see if she could spot the prop. Boy, the things she tolerated!
The people really made the experience. ... We loved our time there and still stay in touch with many.
9. If someone wanted to follow you or get in touch with you, where could they find you?