Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Marco Carneiro

Who are you? Marco Carneiro

What do you do? I’m the Managing Artistic Director of the Boston Stage Company and I work as a freelance director and administrator.

Where are you from originally? Milford, MA

How long have you been working in Boston? 3 years

Why do you stay? It’s where I feel most like me.

What’s your earliest theatre memory? Seeing a double billing of Curious George and Amelia Bedelia at the Majestic in kindergarten. Now that’s what I call a field trip!

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? It’s actually the same memory from above. Maybe that’s why I feel connected to Boston’s theatre scene.

What was your first job in theatre? I was a guest voice coach for Framingham State’s production of Godspell in 2007.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? Ethiopian at Addis Red Sea before our premiere of at the BCA last spring.

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Cranberry-Almond KIND bars and double shots from Starbucks.

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? Usually, I wait until after.

If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be? I would find a way to shorten the line to the ladies’ restroom.

What kind of theater excites you? Lately I’ve felt a strong interest in theater companies with resident artist ensembles. They train together before they conceive and create each piece, start to finish. While being proctored, each member can introduce, challenge or expand upon any idea in order to shape the piece entirely in the studio. The Satori Group in Seattle has found a lot of success with this.

What advice do you have for artists just starting out? Be patient, but look to make your own opportunities. With that said, ambition doesn’t call for ruthlessness.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? I know I like this! Especially the local aspect.

YOUR TURN! Write to us here!

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