Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spotlight On...Amir Wachterman

Name: Amir Wachterman

Hometown: Reshon LeZion, Israel and Denver, Colorado. A little of both.

Education: Fordham University at Lincoln Center & Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Apprenticeship

Select Credits: Clown Bar (Pipeline), Oh Gastronomy (Humana Festival), Losing Tom Pecinka (Here Arts Center), Christmas Story and Sense & Sensibility (Actors Theatre of Louisville), 12 Incompetent Men (NY Fringe) and has worked with New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, CollaborationTown and EST. Amir is a lead collaborator with Morgan Gould & Friends, a new theater company under the direction of writer/ director Morgan Gould .

Why theater?: I woke up one day and was like “I don’t want to be a surgeon anymore!”

Tell us about Dog Eat Dog:
Well…it’s about different things people are dealing with in the world. It gets inside that. And really goes there. Sometimes we all do, so we need that kind of information. Otherwise, why are we dealing with it? What is essential to infrastructure or is it just a big mess? It's CRAZY. So we dive deep into it. Magic? Maybe. Dance. Always.

What is it like being a part of Dog Eat Dog?: It is the most exciting time of my life, but also it’s just ok. I like it.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theatre that is funny, fast, short, good, intense, blood, smart, not boring, amazing, or about Jewish things or Gay things. Favorite Artist:, Deirdre O'Connell, Young Jean Lee, David Adjmi, Lisa Kron, Quincy Tyler Bernstein, Lucas Hnath

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Jody in "Center Stage". The film explores the issues and difficulties in the world of professional dance, and how each individual copes with the stresses.

What’s your favorite showtune?: “If I Were a Rich Man Deidle deidle deedle deedle deedle deidle dum”

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Rachel Maddow

What show have you recommended to your friends?: We’re Gonna Die-Young Jean Lee at LCT3

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Extortion

What’s up next?: September