Rush is an actor, the artistic director of Stanford Repertory Theater, a professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Classics at Stanford, and a published author in the areas of Greek tragedy and contemporary politics (phew!)-you’ll meet Rush in Romeo & Juliet as Friar Laurence.
Q: Describe We Players in four words.
A: Fun, Intimate, Engaged, Ava!
Q:How has working with We Players changed your perspective of theater, or of the world at large?
A: I’ve lived too long and seen too many things for anything in the theater to change my view of the world. As for the theater, there are many ways to make it, and many of them are valid, rewarding, and effective. We Players is one such way.
Q: What’s your hometown? How has it shaped you?
A: No hometown, I traveled as a child. I like Greece, Paris (duh), Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Berlin, London, Istanbul, I could go on.
Q: What would you be if you weren’t an actor?
A: Few people (me included) are just “an actor.” What /who else would I be? Depends on the day.
Q: Tell us about some new favorite of yours, whether it’s a lunch dish, a singer, movie, color, or something else entirely. What is it about this new thing that’s rocking your world?
A: Joseph Conrad.
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