Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Robert Ariza

Name: Robert Ariza

Hometown: Richmond Hill (Queens), NY

Education: LaGuardia Arts HS, The University of Michigan

Who do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Paul (& Bud)

Describe your character in three words: Sweet, regretful, romantic

Tell us about The Goree All-Girl String Band: It's a fun, inspiring, new musical based on real people, played by a crazy-talented cast.

Describe The Goree All-Girl String Band in three words: Fun. Inspiring. Tuneful.

What instruments do you play in the show?: Guitar

What's your favorite country song?: "Here I Am in Love Again" by John Hartford

Who's your favorite country artist of all time?: John Hartford

What is your favorite moment in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Every time Lauren Patten belts.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Goree team?: Collaborating with my amazing fellow actor-musicians. But also being an actor of color playing a man who was known to be Caucasian. Breaking the mold is something I value and try to achieve as an actor.

Why is this show important now?: Feminism, man! Never underestimate the will and power of a woman! Also, how often do you see a show with more women than men in the cast??

Why should we come see The Goree All-Girl String Band?: -It's on almost every Top Pick list re:NYMF -Our multi-talented cast -Lauren Patten's belting -To have a good ol' toe-tappin time.

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