Rick Connor was in Eryn’s very first show ever! Rick is a community theatre regular for many years now here in the Upstate of South Carolina. Recently he was seen as Sheriff Earl in All Shook UP at the Greenville Little Theatre, and in Smokey Joe’s Café, A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley which he has played several times and will play once again this coming December at GLT along with Eryn. At the South Carolina Children’s Theatre he has been Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music, Adult Raphie in A Christmas Story, and Daddy Warbucks in Annie. Alongside his numerous theatre credits, Rick has also acted in short films and a web television series.
On this episode of Going for Broadway, we go through the life of acting with Rick. We discuss his journey into getting involved in theatre work as well as working in film. He talks about the differences between the two and how they vary from each other
Now, this talented guy learned through experience and other fellow performers. He was never formally trained in acting, wow! And through this experience, Rick and Eryn talk about what goes into a successful actor and how they should prepare themselves in the craft.
Rick says that if you love your job enough to the point where it doesn’t even feel like a job anymore, then you are doing it just right. But of course, approach and find the healthy balance of fun and hard work in order for the show and your work to happen.
In This Episode:
1:49- What started your interest in acting?
3:05- Where did you get your training?
8:30- After doing multiple productions, have you continued to learn new things and have some things become routine?
9:15- How did you get involved with your film work? How is the stage and the camera different from each other?
11:50-Which one do you prefer?
13:12- How did you get involved in The First Five Years?
14:08- Do you have a full time job that you have to balance out along with acting? And being an architect, have you ever considered set design?
16:26- Have you ever had training in the directing side of things?
17:25- In your experience, is there a special formula that goes into a successful actor?
20:26- Are there certain things that an aspiring actors should do to prepare themselves for the craft and/or the industry?
22:36- What are you currently in our preparing for at the moment?
23:46- Is there any advice that you would like to give me or my audience in reaching their goals in acting?
25:09- Any advice for the parents?