Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spotlight On...Patrick Reilly

Name:  Patrick Reilly

Hometown: Houston, TX

Education:  University of Southern California

Select Credits: Feature Films: “Danny The Manny” (Danny), Dating "My Mother" (Danny, Opposite Kathryn Erbe, Kathy Najimy, and James LeGros); Regional Theatre: American Idiot (Tunny, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), We Are The Tigers (Clark U/S, Hudson Stage, Los Angeles, Ovation Award for Best Music/Lyrics)

Why theater?: Honestly, observing people has always been my favorite thing to do, so getting to put those observations to good use on stage- that's gold for me.

Who do you play in Afterglow?:  Darius

Tell us about Afterglow:  It's a story of love and intimacy between three people, the way they confront societal standards, their own personal bias in life, and what they do in regards to that triangular connection.

What is it like being a part of Afterglow?: Amazing. Great cast, amazing production team, and conversation for ages!!!!

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater with complex themes and a POV

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Alan Cumming- and it would be called “My Future”

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Constellations, Gypsy with Patti, and The Color Purple- so basically shows that I told myself I'd see but life was like "nah"

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:  Cereal for daysssss

What’s up next?: Filming two shorts I wrote- "Needy Bitch" and "Mommy"- the former a commentary on white privilege and the latter a horror drama