Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Spotlight On...Dylan Frederick

Name: Dylan Frederick

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Education: University of Evansville and Yale School of Drama

Select Credits: I've been making plays since I was a little guy. The first play I acted in was a very cool version of Three Billy Goats Gruff. With sweet music by Shirley Mier. The last play I acted in was Emily Zemba's LOL Deer and The Lovers.

Why theater?: I think it's a nice listening opportunity. For all involved. And it can be seriously fun.

Who do you play in Summer Valley Fair?: A really fantastic sixteen year old who works at a cotton candy stand!

Tell us about Summer Valley Fair: I wrote an album of summer songs from the perspective of a sixteen year old girl. I love albums. I love hearing them all the way through. Solving their mysteries. And I wanted to play that game with some of my own tunes. So I spent a few months composing and building a story album. And now it's going live, baby!

What is it like being a part of Summer Valley Fair?: Wild! I wrote the thing as a private little treat for myself. And then I was like "it could be a musical". And then I was like "I have to act in it". Yikes.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theatre 4 all ages. I love a family trip to the theatre!!

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Danny Zuko

What’s your favorite showtune today?: "Little Lamb"

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Nancy Meyers!!!

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: It's gotta be Hathaway.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Caroline, or Change OBC.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Oh, Fun Home DUH

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Acting

What’s up next?: More school! Two more years!

For more on Summer Valley Fair, visit summervalleyfair.com or nymf.org