Randy Blair, who is one of three actors in “Shooter”, talks about the play, his process and creating a role in the next Theater Pub show.
Give us a brief impression of who you are, in a hundred words or less.
A 27 year old actor who studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York for three years, and moved to San Francisco to shoot a feature film, Super Hero Party Clown.
Is this your first time working at BOA? What’s that like? If it it’s not your first time, what brought you back to such a unique festival setting?
Yes this is my first time working with BOA and the experience is great, I love being on stage.
You’re the first people to appear in a production of Shooter- what’s the best thing about “creating” a role this role as an actor?
To be the first is great, there is no comparison to another actor who may have done the role before. you get to put your stamp on it, and that takes a little pressure off.
Are there any challenges?
How fast time flies during the rehearsal process! And learning with other actors and directors is great, you learn from one another, but it’s always an adjustment.
What’s been a particularly interesting element of this rehearsal process?
There are always challenges no matter what type of play your doing, an actors job is never done.
This piece is constructed in a way that is sort of like a dance where the dancers are unaware of each other yet connected. Excited by where this can go.
Shooter is an ensemble piece. How does being in an ensemble piece differ from, say, playing a lead in a show, or having a “minor” role?
The responsibility for each actor is the same for any piece, you have to be prepared; you have to know the play inside out. Knowing the play and knowing the other actors lines will help you know when to catch a dropped line and keep the momentum going.
Do you get a chance to see the other shows in the Festival this year? Anything got you excited besides your own?
I’m looking forward to all the shows! I am always excited to see new theater!
What about in the upcoming theater season in general?
American Buffalo at the Aurora!
What’s next for you?
Looking for the next job!
“Shooter”, along with an assortment of other excellent one-acts in this year’s festival, opened this past weekend on September 15, and will continue to play September 19, 21, 25, 27, 29 and October 3 and 5 at the Tides Theater in San Francisco. To find out more about this show, and all the great shows that will be a part of this cornerstone event for the San Francisco Bay Area Theater scene, check outhttp://bayoneacts.org/.