Thursday, October 20, 2011

Behind the Curtain with David Schramm

Full Given Name:
David Michael Schramm

Hometown:
Louisville, KY

Playhouse Debut:
This production.

The thing you do before every first rehearsal:

Prepare the text.

Why you love Twelfth Night, or What You Will:
Because it has a certain balance that is rare. It is extreme in its passions and it has comedy, tragedy and romance, all swirling around at the same time.

Best thing about working at the Playhouse:
It's so beautiful, bucolic and charming. And it has Mark Lamos.

First time on stage:
My senior play in high school was a production of Pygmalion. I played Professor Henry Higgins.

Biggest onstage disaster:
Ripping my pants as the title character in Macbeth or having my zipper come down as the Inspector in The 13th Chair. Both of equally disastrous proportions.

Last great movie you saw:
Midnight in Paris

TV show you can't miss:
None. But it used to be “The Mickey Mouse Club” when I was 12- but since then, nothing.

Book on your nightstand:
Willa Cather: Her Life & Art by James Leslie Woodress, and a collection of short stories.

Guilty pleasure:
“Project Runway” or “Dancing with the Stars,” especially last season's DWTS runner-up, Kirstie Alley.

And…“how do you learn all those lines?”:
First let's see if I do. But secondarily, it just takes constant repetition and review.

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