Name: Dan Toot
Role in Julius Caesar: Cassius
Favorite Shakespeare Play: The Tempest. It's a beautiful look at the complicated nature of redemption, forgiveness and the desire for power. As long as humans try to be the best version of themselves, that story is worth telling.
Favorite Shakespeare Character: Falstaff. I've never seen a good one, and I think that speaks to his complicated humor and wit and his very UNcomplicated appetite. How do you balance the very high and the very low comedy? Beautifully written comic icon.
Least Favorite Shakespeare Play: Much Ado About Nothing. The title gives it all away, I don't feel like anybody's learned or changed at the end of the play. It always seems to be the one people layer concepts over. Much Ado in the Civil War, Much Ado in Space. If you have to do that, then something about the story isn't resonating and you're trying to force it.
Least Shakespeare Character: Berowne. What a freakin' bro-y whiner.
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Making theatre. Writing about it. Maybe some hilarious Youtube cat videos in between.