Monday, August 22, 2016

Spotlight On...Paul Adams

photo by Hershey Miller
Name:  Paul Adams

Hometown: Seneca, Kansas

Education: BFA  - University of Minnesota-Duluth Performance Emphasis

Favorite Credits: Acting - The Cleaning Guy, Directing: Sister's Dance, Real Danger; Producing: every play we have done at Emerging Artists in the last 23 years.

Why theater?: My father wanted me to be lawyer, but I wanted something where I could reach people in a larger and more human way.

Tell us about The Cleaning Guy?: This is one man's journey from a job that started out to pay the bills but evolved into something more where the job became a social involvement to help people get their lives together.

What inspired you to write The Cleaning Guy?: I have been cleaning apartments in New York City for over 25 years and I thought that it would be unique to give an audience a voyeuristic view of what goes on behind people's doors and how significant the job can be to certain people's lives.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?:  I love theatre that engages me and takes me on a journey where I forget about the rest of my life and am immersed in new situations that grab my attention and let's me ride it till the end.  I am inspired by the amazing creativity that lies in all artists and how they can bring that to the page to share with an audience.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?:  Unknown gifted artists

What show have you recommended to your friends?:  I have been so busy working on my own I haven't seen much lately:)

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:  Don't know and "How Does He Have so Much Energy"

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:  Homemade cinnamon rolls

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: An organic farmer

What’s up next?:  Working on writing a TV series based on The Cleaning Guy