Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Meet a Robber: Carrie Campana on Grimm

We'll be sharing perspectives from our actors and crew of "The Robbers" periodically throughout the run. Here's Carrie Campana on Grimm.

What were your initial impressions when you first read The Robbers?
Upon reading it I thought, this is a hefty play, I can't wait to see what Brad's going to do with it!  This is gonna be a good time!

What's your biggest challenge been working on The Robbers? How have you dealt with it?
Deciding on what Grimm was going to be like, as there isn't a lot given about him in the script. I did some research, watched some frat boy and little kid movies and kind of melded together a mixture plus adding a bit of my own ideas to create a back story and entire personality for Grimm. It wasn't difficult to find inspiration, it was just difficult to narrow it all down!

What's your favorite classical play?
hmmmm.....I have always enjoyed Taming of the Shrew

If you could play any male role in theatre, what would it be and why?
Soooooo many! I'm going to go musical with this and say Collins from Rent. I like his songs and story the best in that show, he goes through a lot and to me is one of the more redeeming characters in Rent.  

What do you think motivates Grimm?
Well, initially he just wants to belong in this group of fellows, so he goes along with the whole robbing thing, I mean, what else does he have going on. As the play goes on, it gets more serious that he had anticipated, but has faith that Charles will pull them all through it. Being a part of something is Grimm's motivation, acceptance, and friendship.  

Other than robbing (or ruling, etc), what kind of job do you think Grimm would be good at?
Either bar back, line cook, or something janitorial. Grimm likes to drink :-)

What do you think Grimm does to relax when not directly involved in the events of the story?
As stated above, Grimm likes to drink and get drunk with his buddies. Oh, and hunt though he doesn't often kill much...he really just like traipsing around the woods.

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