You recently co-wrote your own production. Tell us about that.
I co-wrote "Mr. Bigg and Tall" with Stephen Wilhite and we just finished performing it at UFV's annual Director's Festival. We are labeling it as a Vaudeville/Burlesque revival piece as it contains witty 1920's banter mixed with scantily clad show girls to entertain the crowd (PG-13 entertainment). We will also be performing the same show at the annual Harrison Festival in July with the notion of continuing to take the show to as many other venues as we can.
Audiences may remember your last SC appearance as Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. You seem to be our go-to actor for playing animals…
Ah, yes. I have been working tirelessly on various types of howling in order to keep the audiences riveted with my arsenal of multilingual barks, snarls and ruffs that vary deeply depending on the breed or motivation of such canines.
You have been very involved with the theatre department at UFV. What was your most recent production there?
My time on stage at UFV ended last March with Gratiano in William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". I have since taken some time off and hope to start back into the Physics program this coming September. I am guilty, however, of doing my fair share of short plays at D-Fest every April so that always brings me back to the Theatre Department and will keep doing so for some time.