Spotlight: Mark Easton
Artist, film maker, director, actor, in fact this list does go on, however in today's Spotlight, we're going to explore Mark as Director. Audiences were enthralled with his realization of "Diner on the Way", on stage in July 2019. Now he's beginning work on "The One Act Play that Goes Wrong". Today we shine the center spot on Mark and ask him a few questions. We all agree you'll find his answers intriguing, and leave you with a smile on your face. The show opens September 16th.
1) Tell us about your past experience with theater.
ME: With lots of counseling I have managed to block out most of my past, especially anything to do with the theater.
2) What excites you about live theater?
ME: Anything can go wrong; except the things you expect to go wrong.
3) Why is it important in a small community like the Methow Valley?
ME: I don't consider the Valley a small community, rather a suburb of Wenatchee. But that doesn't make theater in Twisp any less important, it just makes it a shorter commute....so no excuses for not attneding.
4) Can you share a unique experience you have had in a theater setting...as an actor or director?
ME: All of my experiences have been rather mundane in regards to theater, especially as an actor.
5) What draws you to a particular script like "Diner on the Way" or "The One Act Play that Goes Wrong"?
ME: They don't bore me.
6) As a director, what do you hope to accomplish?
ME: Get out alive.
7) Who should consider auditioning for this upcoming play?
8) Anything else you would like for us to know?
ME: Be sure to hydrate, and there is a burn ban in effect until October 15th, also leave your estate to The Merc in your will.