Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Amanda - talks about DTC from her perspective

Amanda Lynn Meyer worked on ALLIGATOR on the props and set. She is a company member where she works as the Talent Coordinator and as an Actor and Artist. She was last seen as 1/2 of conjoined twins Siggis in DEVILISH CHILDREN this past May. Here we asked her some questions. Here's a good look from one of our Artists' perspectives.

1. What is your favorite moment in ALLIGATOR and why?
I'd have to say the phone call between Ben and Velvet just before the end of Act 1, where Ben makes the decision to go after Velvet. It's a big turning point for Ben, and a moment of real honesty and vulnerability for Velvet.

2. Why do you work with Dream Theatre Company?
DTC makes the kind of art that actors dream about doing. It's edgy, interesting, ensemble-based art, movement, and play that digs into the psyche and churns you out feeling artistically challenged and fulfilled. It's fresh, it's original, and it's why I and a lot of actors love theatre.

3. What advice would you give to a first time audience member to this show?
Allow yourself to get lost in the show, and let it take you on a ride. It will bob and weave but it's worth the journey. Don't be afraid to laugh!

4. If you had a time turner and could change something about the rehearsal process, what would it have been?
Doesn't everyone want more time to rehearse? More time to nitpick and perfect? I think as actors we're always adjusting, and things get stale when you get too settled in a role. I wasn't at most of the rehearsals, but I'm sure more time to just play is always appreciated.

5. What will you take from working on this project with you to your future artistic career?
A uniting vision can really make the play. From the second you walk into the lobby, you are transported into a wholly different place, and it's carried through to the very end, with the unique way the DTC team crafted and designed this production. The atmosphere - seeing the world through Velvet's unstable mind - almost becomes another character in the play to be toyed with.

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