What is your role on the staff of The Baltimore Waltz?
I am understudying The Third Man and I'm incredibly excited at the prospect of getting play so many huge characters with so many different dialects. I'm very excited to dive into what makes all of these characters different and how they can all be -- at their core -- the same person. It's an exciting challenge!
Have you ever worked on a play by Paula Vogel before?
I had read How I Learned to Drive back in college, but that was really it, until reading this play about a year or so ago. Truthfully, I love this show. There's a ton of heart in every scene and it takes a subject that has been done many times on stage and turns it on it's head in some incredibly fun ways, while never sacrificing its groundedness.
How many languages do you speak?
Beginner Italian and French. One day I'll be fluent!
Tell us about your siblings.
I have an older sister, who the play reminds me a lot of. She and I are very close -- due, in largely, to how much we didn't get along when we were younger. I feel like we meet new versions of each other every time we see each other these days. My favorite memories with her were when we both went to Isreal a couple summers ago. You really get to know someone when you're traveling with them for 2 weeks. We hiked Masada together at 4am. You can't top that..
Have you ever been to Baltimore, Europe, or the hospital?
I have been to Baltimore and Europe! I grew up in VA so I was never too far from Baltimore and actually got to go with my dad and sister on a trip there when I was younger (maybe 10). We saw an Orioles game and went to the Aquarium. Then I went to Europe during college when I studied abroad in Italy for a semester. Throughout that time I was lucky enough to go to London, Edinburgh, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, & Maastricht.
Ian will be going on for The Third Man on February 2nd in The Baltimore Waltz, opening January 20th.
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