Monday, December 2, 2013

Spotlight On...Jeff Takacs

Name: Jeff Takacs

Hometown: La Habra, California

Education: MFA, UC Irvine

Select Credits: Robert Cohen’s Machiavelli (Cesare Borgia, Los Angeles); many productions with Company XIV, including “Lover.Muse.Mockingbird.Whore.” adapted from writings of Charles Bukowski on women.

Why theater?: All the people in the same joint.

Tell us about Nutcracker Rouge: It’s a Dionysia, a burlesque on fertility and sex loosely arranged around a young girl’s coming-of-age.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Sad clowns or the happily condemned.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Emmett Miller, or Herr Cazotte in an adaptation we should make of Ehrengard.

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Send in the Clowns”

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

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: John C. Reilly in “I’m Not John C. Reilly”

What show have you recommended to your friends?: La Soirée and Fun Home at the Public.

What’s up next?: Who knows?

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