Meet the team of BARBECUE APOCALYPSE - Donald Kolakowski (Assistant Costume Design)

Donald Kolakowski has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Kent State University and was last seen onstage as The Emperor in THE EMPEROR’S GROOVY NEW CLOTHES at the Cleveland Playhouse. He is currently the Director for The Evanston Children's Theatre, where he has been inspiring students to think outside of the box for the past eight years. Cuckoo’s Theater Project credits include THE TEMPEST (Director), BARE: A POP OPERA (Assistant Director/Choreographer), THE GREEN BIRD (Director), TICK, TICK…BOOM! (Director/Choreographer).

Get to know Donald!

TCTP: What is your weapon of choice in the apocalypse?

DK: If I don’t have to fabricate it, I would say a flame thrower. If I have to make it, I’d go with a long spear.

TCTP: What’s your signature dish that you bring to barbecues?

DK: I usually make homemade sangria and/or chocolate truffles

TCTP: Which character in BARBECUE APOCALYPSE are you actually most like?

DK: I’m most like Mike. A little nerdy, a little diffident, and it takes the end of the world to figure out what my true calling is.

TCTP: What’s your favorite end of the world movie and/or book?

DK: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

TCTP: What kind of apocalypse (zombie, nuclear, environmental, etc.) would you survive the longest in?

DK: I think I would survive the longest in a zombie apocalypse. I’m resourceful and good at hiding. Plus I’d have a flame thrower.

Check out Donald's work in BARBECUE APOCALYPSE running 18 - July 21 at Prop Thtr.

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