COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Christine Drew Benjamin

Christine Drew Benjamin is the Co-Director of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and the Managing Director of The Big Bear Theatre Project. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I've always loved theatre. It's something that's been part of my...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Steve Cassling

Steve Cassling plays Rev. Canon Chasuble in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? Being onstage is the place where I feel most comfortable. It’s where I allow myself to be the most...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Brian Adams

Brian Adams is the Assistant to the Director and plays Footman in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I have always been moved by compelling storytelling. Theatre, in my opinion, brings together...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Cassandra Ybarra Babcock

Cassandra Ybarra Babcock plays Gwendolen Fairfax in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I was lucky to grow up in a Montessori school that incorporated theater into the curriculum as a way for...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Chelsea Boyd

Chelsea Boyd plays Cecily Cardew in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I’ve always been drawn to the sense of community that is born out of people creating art together. Whether that...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Matt Gardner

Matt Gardner plays John Worthing in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I’ve always loved performing. Some of the earliest stories of my childhood from my parents were about me standing on...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison plays Lane in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? My children grew up participating in community theater, consequently I was hornswoggled into acting as a set builder, stage manager, etc....

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Violet Poppe

Violet Poppe is the Stage Manager of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I love the spirit of it! A lot of this world tells us in order to grow up, we need to...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Willie Leonard-Fortes

Willie Leonard-Fortes plays Algernon Moncrieff in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? I've been drawn primarily in charcoal.  Although, there are a few watercolors floating around somewhere. 2) What do you like most...

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Nick Rocz

Nick Rocz plays Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1) What has drawn you to be involved in theatre? When I was around 5 years old, my Grandmom took me to see a production of Annie at this outdoor...

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