Cast members from the musical Hair presented a free actor talk-back session to IUP students and community members following a highly entertaining performance of the show on Sunday, April 14, 2012.
The outreach was held in the Mezzanine Lobby of Fisher Auditorium and was attended by nearly 30. Facilitated by Jeff Wacker, ArtsPath associate director for arts-in-education services, 10 cast members spent an informative and fun-filled hour answering questions and talking about their personal experiences as both students and professional actors.
The cast members were Noah Plomgren, "Claude"; Brian Crawford Scott, "Berger"; Jason Moody, "Woof"; and "tribe" members Brittany Price, Janelle McDermoth, Jade Eshete, Michael Linden, Alex Mace, Brittany Hammond, and Davey Rosenberg.
Each talked about their own background and their audition process in becoming a cast member of Hair. They also answered a variety of questions from the attendees. The overriding message they ended with was that the students simply need to have a passion for what they want to do and should not be be afraid to go after their goals.
<ArtsPath is the arts-in-education program of the Lively Arts. For more information on ArtsPath, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Jeff Wacker at 724-357-2787 (ARTS).