Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spotlight On...Cammerron Baits

Name: Cammerron Baits

Hometown: San Diego, California

Education: BA in Theater Studies from Brigham Young University with emphasis on directing and acting.

Favorite Credits: I have had the opportunity to work on several intimate productions which I really love. My favorite works are ones that have pushed me  to try new and inventive ways of storytelling. The ones that come to mind are, Spring’s Awakening where I had the privilege of directing a deaf actor and incorporating that and movement into an impactful ending. The next is Maximalista, a show where I produced choreography and created music as well as video projections that enhanced the elements of the central theme of the leading characters struggle with mental health and its effect in her family.

Why theater?: I am dedicated to portraying the power of human intimacy in an elegant and impactful manner, that evokes a sense of true story immersion and an authentic connection to the characters' emotions: their triumphs, struggles, pain, and joy. Theatre not only is a perfect medium to tell stories this way, but also to achieve my ultimate artistic goal of bringing each script to life with tasteful stage direction, powerful blocking and expressive talent, while extracting and amplifying the elements of relatability that convey humans' intrinsic interconnectivity.

Tell us about Ms. Delight: Ms. Delight is an incredibly well balanced dramedy about a famous ex-Mormon drag queen who after over a decade of estrangement reunited with their so. Unexpectedly just moments before a performance.  For all of those theatre lovers they are in for a delightful story that of a father and sons estranged relationship. For the drag enthusiasts out there Witti Repartee whole plays Stella Delight  does not leave you hanging when it comes to classic drag, and well thrown shade.  The show has one performance only this coming Saturday (March 2nd) and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at

What inspired you to direct Ms.Delight?: Straton is one of my favorite up and coming playwrights and this is my third time working for him. He truly has mastered the balance of comedy and drama in this specific genre of dramedy, while maintaining a sensitivity for the subjects he writes about, so when he asked me to direct again it was a no brained for me. I am excited to have been able to incorporate my Mormon background as well as my drag and performance knowledge to this show!

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: As an artist, I am Inspired by authentic stories about the human experience. I'm passionate about exploring dynamic relationships and the impact that intimacy and love have on the psyche. As our interactions with others shape our lives and ultimately our hearts, exploring these experiences through theatre has the ability to elicit a visceral reaction with audiences from all walks of life.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I would have to say Charlize Theron, while not a theatrical actress I think she is a highly underrated actor who has such a beauty in the nuances of her craft and storytelling. I also would love to work with incredibly dynamic actor Sean Berdy o play like tribes. Lastly it would be a dram come try to work with  the thrilling Billy Porter.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Honestly, Come From Away, I can not and have not been able to recommend enough it is my favorite show I have ever seen on broadway and every time I have seen it I am taken on a multi-layered emotional journey and am blown away by the details I notice for the first time, and would pay full price to see it an with time.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: This is such a tough question haha I think it would be called “By The Way” and it would be a coming of age story but also a story of self love and defying the boundaries others place on me.  I would really love to see what Robbie Amell would bring to that story. 

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: I really was sad to have missed Angels in America in its recent broadway revival. I think the story is so crucial and well told with that brilliant cast I wish I had seen how they told it. As far as musicals, I egret having not seen once on this island, I really wanted to go and just never found the time to fit it in.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: haha I love talent based competition shows, especially project runway and skin wars, however currently I am binging, the great interior design challenge. I can’t get enough, those shows really keep me inspired to continue following my passion.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _______?: A politician. As shocking as that is, the worlds truly go hand in hand.  I actually started college as a political science major with hopes of becoming a senator, but eventually found my way back to theater.

What’s up next?: Honestly I’m not sure. I have had several great auditions recently, as well as some coming up soon. I am also in talk of a few directing projects so stay tuned!

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