Brady Richards – a member of the cast of LINE: March to 50, shared a few thoughts on his way to rehearsal for Monday’s opening. Or in this case re-opening.
We hear a lot about inspiration – or Muse – that drives an artist. What inspires you?
Bright colors, avant-garde film, pangs of bloodlust. I dunno, the love of my parents and friends inspires me, surf music. Expression and beauty and madness and old stuff and trees and authenticity.
What is your vision and process for the play/part
The play makes no apologies as a batty, nihilistic piece of work. I think what demonstrates the fall into madness best is a sharp contrast between the collected “before” and the storming “after”. These folks bite their nails, lose their shit and fall into chaos before achieving false nirvana. Stephen, for the most part, rides atop the catastrophe, conducting it all from some impossible place. It’s been a quick blast exploring the journey.
What do you want most in your chosen profession? It’s OK to say “fame” or “wealth.”
I would like to achieve a place in my career where I get to choose the sort of art I want to make. Either by success allowing that modicum of freedom, or by making nice with the right people, those who share a complimentary outlook or creative verve. I wanna work with the top dogs and make beautiful things.
Sally Field and Paul Newman both said of their profession… “it’s all I can do.” Is this all you can do?
No, it’s not all I can do, but I think it’s how I best communicate what I’m best at, ya know, and when I have the most fun. Performance incorporates a great deal of my favorite things into one unified experience. I don’t know if I could handle acting being all I could do. I’d get lost in it. Or I’d be really boring. Or really bored.
Along those lines, if you couldn’t so this, what would you do?
Something in the music industry, or perhaps photography. I think I’ve got a good ear for what’s unique and exciting and a finger on the blog pulse at most times.
How do you want [legit] history to remember you?
As a mover and shaker, a color. I want to be part of a revolutionary artistic movement, or lead one, but at the very least be remembered as a creative person.
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