Meet the team of DISTRACTED - Marc James (Director/Co-Costume Designer)

Marc is the Artistic Director of TCTP. His technical credits include; LANGUAGE OF ANGELS (Director) 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), THUNDER ROCK (Stage Manger) THE SUNSHINE BOYS (Stage Manager), and THE SORCERER’S OTHER APPRENTICE (Director)(Company Onstage) Thanks to Bart, Jack, Issa and Sam for all your support. "I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.." -Dolly Parton

Get to know Marc!

TCTP: Jesse gets in trouble a lot at school. Were you a troublemaker as a kid?

MJ: Yep was a very high energy kid who always seemed to get into sticky situations. I have broken both of arms as a child because I made very poor choices when climbing trees.

TCTP: This is a show where characters (and the actors themselves) break the fourth wall. How do you feel about breaking the fourth wall, when you're working on a show? How about as an audience member?

MJ: I think its great it also gives insight to the text for the actor.

TCTP: What distracts you?

MJ: Anything Shiny oh and Glitter.

TCTP: In the play Mama has a big decision to make about Jesse’s future. what kind of decision maker are you? You do research? Make a pro-con list? Trust your gut? Something entirely different?

MJ: I have done all of the above with big decisions I usually research but then again I moved to Chicago 6 years and had never been here. I just trusted my gut

TCTP: Jesse loves rap. His parents don't love that he loves rap. What kind of music did you listen to as a kid?

MJ: Well Tori Amos, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Tears For Fears and The Cranberries were in heavy rotation for me when I was a kid and my parents were sorta ok with it until my mom heard all the lyrics to Tori's Precious Things and then she took my CD away. I did manage to get it back.

Come see Marc's work in DISTRACTED, running September 8 - October 7 at Prop Thtr.

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