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Meet the Actors: Reckless

In this close-up on RU Theatre's production of Reckless, some of the actors were asked about their personal journeys with the production. Take a moment to share their experiences.

 

George Hairston

George hairston

Name, age, academic year, major, and character
George Hairston, 20, Junior, Theatre, 1st Doctor/ Tom, Jr.

Favorite thing about your role
Actually, I have two different characters, so I get to play two very different roles.

Biggest challenge
Playing two different characters.

Favorite thing about acting
It lets me play in a whole other world.

What makes this show different from any show you’ve done?
It’s just a very different kind of show from the types I have done before and I’m very excited about it.

Describe the show in 3 words
Crazy, amazing, fun!

What are you looking forward to most about the production?
Having an audience. It makes everything better as an actor.

 

Sarah Meade

sarah meade

Name, age, academic year, major, and character
Sarah Meade, Junior, Theatre, Rachel

Favorite thing about your role
Rachel is a little off her rocker. It was really fun to play around with a character that may be slowly losing her mind.

Biggest challenge
Learning sign language definitely.

Favorite thing about acting
Acting gives me the opportunity to never stop playing, and to learn new things.

What makes this show different from any show you’ve done?
Sign language, obviously. Also, working in episodic structure—you see, my character leaves the stage very little through the whole show. So, scene and costume changes and character choices had to take priority over some of the technical aspects.

Describe the show in 3 words
Crazy, reckless, dream.

What are you looking forward to most about the production?
I’m excited for the audience to see how hard everyone’s worked. 

 

Jessi Belzer

Jessi belzer

Name, age, academic year, major, and character
Jessi Belzer, 30, Junior, Theatre, Pooty/ 6th Doctor

Favorite thing about your role
Learning to sign was a lot of fun.

Biggest challenge
Not using my hearing. I have to pretend I’m deaf and I can’t react unless I see or feel something. I had to wear ear plugs for most of the rehearsals.

Favorite thing about acting
You never know who you’re going to become, even night to night you discover new things about your character. It’s an adventure.

What makes this show different from any show you’ve done?
My character is deaf and paraplegic. I’ve never played either in a show.

Describe the show in 3 words
Dream, journey, dark.

What are you looking forward to most about the production?
The first bow—it’s always an incredibly rewarding feeling.

 

Reed Imhoff

reed imhoff

Name, age, academic year, major, and character
Reed Imhoff, 22, Senior, Theatre, Tom, and Man-in-Ski Mask

Favorite thing about your role
Both my characters are deep, emotional, and powerful.

Biggest challenge
Spontaneously crying as Tom.

Favorite thing about acting
The risk, vibe, challenge, and power.

What makes this show different from any show you’ve done?
The quick pace and deep emotion.

Describe the show in 3 words
Dark, comedic, quirky. 

What are you looking forward to most about the production?
The performances!

 

Reckless will be onstage October 31 - November 3 at 8pm and November 3 - 4 at 2pm in the Hawes Studio Theatre. Tickets are are free and available now at the Porterfield Box Office (540-831-5289). The Box Office is open from noon to 6 p.m. and one hour before the start of each performance.

Oct 29, 2012
College of Visual & Performing Arts
540-831-5484
cvpa411@radford.edu

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