In the third part of our “Meet the BIG WORK Cast” blog series, we introduce you to triple threat -- writer, director, and performer -- Teddy Crecelius, who plays Marvin, Jack, and Tricia in the show.
VISITORS: What drew you to BIG WORK?
TEDDY: I stumbled across the online audition notice while looking for new contacts and potential collaborators in the Boston theatre community. Kate and Melissa looked like a team I would enjoy working with who share many of my theatrical interests.
VISITORS: What's your philosophy about the role work should play in your life?
TEDDY: This is an interesting time for me to answer this question, because I have always dreamed about devoting almost all my time to working on projects I love. But now I find myself wishing most for peace and balance, a job that I can leave behind when I am not at work. When I devote all my time to organizing my career, I feel like I am surviving, rather than living.
VISITORS: What attracts you about working in theatre?
TEDDY: Rather than recite my artistic manifesto here, I'll just say I keep doing theatre because I feel there is always more for me to do that I haven't done yet.
VISITORS: You're hosting a dinner party. Which three people – alive or dead – do you invite? And what do you cook?
TEDDY: At first I thought I would name people from history that I have a lot of curiosity about -- like Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, or Antoine De Saint-Exupery -- but I don't want to feel like I am somehow unlucky because I live now, rather than when I could have met these people. So I will stick to the living: Queen Elizabeth (because I'm just so curious what someone like her would be like in a small group), Thaksin Shinawattra (because I want to know the real story there), and Michael Moore (because he would bring a totally different perspective to the evening from the other two, and I wouldn't be the only person there who doesn't come from money). I would serve something with no possibility for embarrassing splatter.
VISITORS: If you were going on the one-way mission to Mars, what three things would you bring with you?
TEDDY: It may be corny to say so, but I literally could not step onto the ship without my wife (although I feel bad classifying her as one of three pieces of luggage). Apart from that, I would choose two real books -- the idea of living entirely through a screen sounds bleak.
*We love what Teddy is bringing to the characters of BIG WORK, but there are so many other amazing things he's up to a writer, director and performer. Check out his website: http://www.teddycrecelius.com/index.html
**ICYMI: Check out the previous cast Q&As with Sumit Sharma who plays Dana, Sam, Omari, and Adewale, and with Christa Brown who plays Rachelle, Kevin, and Megan. And stay tuned -- we've got two more conversations with cast members to go.