Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spotlight On...Robert Homeyer

Name: Robert Homeyer

Hometown: Rumson, NJ

Education: B.A. and M.A. from Rutgers

Favorite Credits: Christopher Marlowe and Cassius in Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol

Why theater?: It's a portal to magic

Tell us about Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards: Four linked one acts about the nature of identity...mistaken identity, false identity, double identity, role reversals, etc.  The significance of the title is revealed near the end, so come and find out what it means!

What inspired you to write Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards?: I had specific actors I wanted to work with again and I wanted them to have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their skills and talent.  In writing some of these pieces, a theme began to emerge which allowed me to unify them.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Classic drama. William Shakespeare

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Tom Stoppard and David Mamet

What show have you been recommending to your friends?: My own!  And Two Alone, Too Together which opens on Dec. 5th at Theater for the New City.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I would play myself, and it would be called "Beyond Off Broadway (BOB)".  It would be a documentary.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: The new "Dallas".

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be  _____?: A carnival barker.  Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, step right up!

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