Who Are You
- Published on Sunday, 22 July 2012 10:14
- Written by © DrumhellerMail.com
Employer: The Canadian Badlands Passion Play.
Occupation: I’m a singer, playwright, actor, painter, and sculptor, but I also do construction.
Who are you playing in the show this year? I play the head temple guard. He’s basically the muscle for the Pharisees. He almost becomes a believer in Jesus as the Messiah, but then he loses his job over it. To earn his way back, he has to become the enforcer again.
How long have you been involved with the Passion Play? I was here when I was a student in Rosebud, so I was about 21 or 22 years old. In ‘97 and ‘98 I played Jesus. I took a break for quite awhile and went to the west coast.
When did you come to Drumheller? I jumped on my motorcycle last year in April, came here, and have been working here ever since.
Dream job? I think I’m doing it. This is as close to the dream as it gets for me, because I’m building, I do a little design, I get to be in the show, and there’s lots of people around.
Where are you from originally? I grew up on a farm near Linden, Alberta.
What do you like most about Drumheller? The summer, I love small towns, and there are really good people in Drumheller.
If you could hang out with anyone, who it be? Leonardo da Vinci. I would want to hear his opinion on all sorts of stuff.
What is your most memorable childhood toy? Lego, it was a new toy every day. We always built Lego towers to see who could build the highest one.
Any favourite movies/TV shows? Moulin Rouge, Lord of the Rings, Au Chocolat, Ballroom Dancing, Mad Max, and Star Wars. I like Sci-fi. For TV, I liked Dexter, but then it got ridiculous.
What would be your theme song? I’ve never really thought about it. How about Dreamer by Supertramp, or The Logical Song.
If you had your own band, what instrument would you play? I’ve played keyboard since I was 8. I usually play blues, jazz, folk blues, or ballads.
Any words of wisdom? Just because you don’t believe doesn’t mean it’s not true, or the reverse of that.