Thursday, September 11, 2014

meet the apprentice | brandon bate

It's time to get to know our latest season apprentices!  After all, these folks will be taking care of all your ticketing needs and creating their own artistic projects for you to check out, so it only makes sense that you learn a little about them.  Up first we have Brandon Bate.

Brandon Bate

What were you doing last year?:
This time last year I had just started my fourth year of university. I was also just finishing up a one week run of “The Pavilion” by Craig Wright, and moving into the first rehearsals of “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley.

What are your favourite shows you’ve worked on so far?:
“The Pavilion” was definitely my favorite. I discovered the script with four of my friends and founded our own theatre company in order to mount it. I got to play the role of “Narrator” who plays a total of 17 different characters: male and female.

What’s your non-theatrical specialty?:
Photography and guitar!

What’s the number one thing you’re excited about doing during your apprenticeship?:
Getting to watch incredible artists work!

Where have you trained in theatre?:
Trinity Western University

What was your favourite part of your training?:
Being able to be in so many shows and work with 6 different directors.

Is there anything coming up in your apprenticeship that will be a totally new experience to you?:
Working in a box office and selling subscriptions.

What would be your top three categories in Trivial Pursuit (invented or real)?:
How to survive bear attacks. Justice League characters, and Homestar Runner Trivia

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