Meet the team of THE WATER CHILDREN - Marc James (Roger/Monk U/S, Costume Design)
Marc is the Artistic Director of TCTP. His technical credits include; THE EIGHT REINDEER MONOLOGUES (Co-Director), THE TEMPEST (Sound Design), DANGEROUS (Set Design), BARE A POP OPERA (Costume Design), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Props Master), ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Costume Design), ANON(YMOUS) (Sound Design), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Sound Design)(TCTP), CINDERELLA (Sound Design), (TCTP); THUNDER ROCK (Stage Manger) THE SUNSHINE BOYS (Stage Manager), and THE SORCERER’S OTHER APPRENTICE (Director)(Company Onstage) Thanks to Bart, Jojo, Jackie and Soul for all your support. "I am my own experiment I am my own art" -Madonna
Get to know Marc! :
TCTP: In the play, Megan learns about Japanese Mizuko shrines. What is one of your favorite myth/story/belief from another culture or religion?
MJ: Tikkun Olam. A Jewish concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. The phrase is found in the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings. It is often used when discussing issues of social policy, insuring a safeguard to those who may be at a disadvantage.
TCTP: There are multiple times in The Water Children when Megan is at a loss with what to or where to go. Have you ever felt lost or adrift?
MJ: My first years when I was traveling and acting I had no clue what home felt like.
TCTP: Every character in this play shares their opinion and gives advice, whether it's asked for or not. Do people often come to you for advice? Or are you the one who seeks advice?
MJ: Its a 50/50 some people see me as a wise sage and there are times I need a wise sage
TCTP: Forgiveness is a major theme of The Water Children. When is a time you had to forgive, whether it was another person or yourself?
MJ: About 6 years ago I had to forgive myself for the stupid mistakes I made way back when.
TCTP: The play kicks off with Megan taking an acting gig that she is not exactly thrilled about. What’s a terrible job you had to take, theatre related or otherwise?
MJ: Lets just say I worked for one of the largest natural cosmetics lines and it was one of the worst jobs I have ever had.
Come see Marc's work in The Water Children, running June 10 - July 8 at The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building
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