You were last seen with Secondary Characters as the director of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Looking forward to your first role with SC?
"Looking forward to" is a pretty subjective term. I'm actually scared to death. I haven't acted in about six years and I just hope I'm up for the challenge. I've found directing to be easier than acting, because I don't ever have to actually do what actors do on stage. I'm in great awe of great performers that can take simple direction and interpret in a way that I would have never thought. It's a great amount of work to prepare as a performer, and I am starting to remember what it was like back in the day when I was acting. But I guess, yes. I am looking forward to it.
You have plenty of driving ahead of you in the next couple of months. Tell us about your day job in Vancouver.
I work in the Motion Picture Industry in Vancouver. Yes, lots of driving over the next couple of months. My day job is with the Set Decoration Department as a set dresser / fabricator. I get to build neat little things, and install them on sets before the shooting crew rolls in. Some shows I've worked on include Night at the Museum 2, Tron: Legacy, Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, Eureka, Elysium, and Almost Human.
Many people know you and Baker’s Wife Shelley Wojcik as a different team, long-time director and choreographer at the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts. Can you tell us what’s coming up next for CSOPA?
Absolutely. We are getting ready to present our year-ending performances at the annual Spring Festival June 2-7 at CSOPA. Approximately 150 students will be presenting one-act musicals, one-act plays, full-length plays, and musical theatre vignettes. There are eight shows in total, and everyone should check it out! Tickets available through the CSOPA website (http://csopa.ca)