Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Titus Tompkins

Name: Titus Tompkins

Hometown: Leesburg, Georgia

Education: MFA acting, American Conservatory Theatre

Who do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Terrance

Describe your character in three words: "Rugged, handsome, brute of a man" --quote from the character Reable Childs. I'll take it!

Tell us about The Goree All-Girl String Band: It's a badass show with an incredibly talented cast and artistic team

Describe The Goree All-Girl String Band in three words: Head, hand, heart.

What instruments do you play in the show?: Right now, percussion and mandolin--still working out some of the songs

What's your favorite country song?: "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard

Who's your favorite country artist of all time?: Hank Williams Sr., I almost thought this was a trick question. He's followed closely by Ryan Adams for country songwriters that are still living

What is your favorite moment in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: There's a moment where I sit two feet away from the string band as they play, and stand up right as Lauren Patten is singing right into my face. It takes a lot in order to not to scream out of joy in that song. I hope the blocking doesn't change!

What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Goree team?: Just being blessed with amazing music every day.

Why should we come see The Goree All-Girl String Band?: 9 women, female director, 4 men. I rarely get to see a room like this. I was going to see the show regardless before I even auditioned. Imagine Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison tour...adapted from a true story about female's almost a bummer that I can't experience the show as an audience member. But I get plenty of moments to be an audience while the room is in rehearsal. I'll take what I can get!

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