Ethan: I’m 16 years old and I started taking theatre classes at the SLO Little Theatre in early 2006.
SLOLT: What made you audition for East of the Sun and West of the Moon?
Ethan: The auditions were one week after the Summer Conservatory ended, which I attended, so I took a chance and tried out while everything was still fresh in my mind.
SLOLT: How did you learn all those lines?
Ethan: I usually run all my lines in my head as fast as I can to make sure I’m ready, especially at lines I’m having trouble with.
SLOLT: Do you have a favorite moment on stage during this show?
Ethan: My favorite part of the whole play is the Wedding Precession. Even though I have no lines and can’t make any facial expression, I still have a lot of fun listening to the other actors and enjoying all the laughs.
SLOLT: Are there any words of wisdom you would like to share with other young actors?
Ethan: Don’t worry if you feel you aren’t skilled or developing fast enough, you need to take your time. Just work hard and give it your best. I was so incredibly nervous before opening night I can’t even explain. But eventually I felt more confident on stage then I did in real life. Never let your nerves get in your way of doing what you love.
SLOLT: Where can your fans see you in the future? Do you have plans to do another production?
Ethan: I’m really looking forward to audition for future plays at the SLO Little Theatre as well as taking more acting classes. I’m also considering taking classes at PCPA in the Summer.