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Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Beth Peters

Who are you? Beth Peters

What do you do? Theatre Educator, Director, and New-Media Consulatant

Where are you from originally? Chicago

How long have you been working in Boston? 7 years

Why do you stay? There is a greater amount of drama education work here.

What’s your earliest theatre memory? Being in a music-show in 3rd grade, in which I played a Bee. My best friend had the “lead” and she forgot all her lines and was crying. I helped her remember all of her lines.

What was your first job in theatre? Development Assistant for the Court Theatre, Chicago. Prior to that, acting and ASMing around town.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? This might not be a popular choice, but I like to eat a big steak, since I probably won’t eat again for like 6 hours.

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Trail mix, baby!

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? I eat about 2 hours before curtain and only water until after the show.

If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be? It would be diverse without a constant worry and argument about the word “diverse.”

What kind of theater excites you? New plays that reflect our new culture in America…whatever that might mean.

What advice do you have for artists just starting out? “If you know what you want, then you go, and you find it, and you GET IT.” – Into the Woods. In other words, be tireless. Be shameless. Go get the work and do well at your job and don’t worry about the money starting out.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? I think Boston has a lot to celebrate within itself, but should be open to young or new-to-Boston artists.

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Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Melanie Garber

Who are you? Melanie Garber

What do you do? Director/Playwright/Actor/Artistic Associate for 11:11 Theatre Company

Where are you from originally? Peabody, MA

How long have you been working in Boston? Little over a year

What’s your earliest theatre memory? My Mom taped “Into the Woods” off of PBS when I was really little thinking I might like it. She was right.

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? Child Wrangling at the Huntington for their production of “Fences.” Kenny Leon saying “Tell the story!” over and over.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? Mussels and french fries.

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Swedish fish

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? Eat before. Need the fuel!

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? I think alliteration is a good thing. Boston is growing into its theatre identity. The town is small enough to know each other and large enough to generate great productions…both from the major theatre companies and the fringe scene alike.

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