Monday, November 30, 2009

Company Mmeber Matthew Lozano

Name: Matthew Lozano

Age: 30

Hometown: East Bay Area, California

Favorite Book: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Favorite Movie: Cool Hand Luke

Favorite Play: The Drawer Boy

Favorite Quote: "What we have here is failure to communicate."

First Theatrical Experience: I was in a high school production of Cabaret. After the opening number we got a huge round of applause, and I knew right away I wanted to continue acting.

Company Member Anna McKie

Name: Anna McKie


Hometown: Portland, OR

Favorite Book: The Da Vinci Code

Favorite Movie: American Beauty

Favorite Play: Othello

Favorite Quote: "Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to." Janet Fitch

First Theatrical Experience: age 4, ballet recital. I was a candy cane.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Artistic Associate Michael Rashid

Name: Michael Rashid

Age: Defying Gravity

Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan

Favorite Book: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

Favorite Movie: Tim Burton's "Ed Wood"

Favorite Play: "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. Goodman's production was the most powerful piece of theatre I've ever experienced.

Favorite Quote: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" -- Oscar Wilde

First Theatrical Experience: In 2nd grade, I played a boy named Louis (Spanish pronunciation) who turns into a donkey. Some would debate if I ever switched back . . .
First theatre I remember seeing was tagging along with my sister's Brownie troupe to "A Christmas Carol." The ghosts were scary, but no more so than the Brownies.

Managing Director Liz Hoffman

Name: Liz Hoffman

Age: 29

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI

Favorite Book: Hmmm, hard to choose, but The Sound and the Fury is still one of the most interesting books I've ever read. I think the whole 'story from 4 different perspectives' thing is brilliant.

Favorite Movie: Have to go Star Wars: A New Hope on this one.

Favorite Play: I honestly don't know. Since plays are meant to be performed, I have favorite productions more than a favorite play.

Favorite Quote: "Life's a banquet, and most poor bastards are starving." Auntie Mame

First Theatrical Experience: When I was 8 or 9, my parents put me in a summer youth theater camp to give me something to do during the summer. Some of classmates were doing it too, so my folks thought it would be a good socializing experience. Little did they know that they were altering the course of my life. Deep huh? Anyway, I was pretty much sold on the whole acting thing after that.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Meet Our Company: part 1

Today we check in with our Artistic Director, Ron Popp
Name: Ron Popp

Age: 32

Hometown: Fairland, Indiana

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz. It teaches everything you really need to know in life...and it's in Technicolor!!

Favorite Play: Angels in America by Tony Kushner

Favorite Quote: "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. " Christopher Reeve

First Theatrical Experience: The first show I ever saw was The Diary of Anne Frank at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre when I was in the eighth grade. The first play I was in was An American Tail in the fifth grade. I played Fievel.....I'm pretty sure it was an unauthorized production....