Q&A with the cast of Zero for the Young Dudes!

Posted by The Garage Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:30
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We've prepared a quickfire Q&A with The Garage Theatre Company, who are performing Zero for the Young Dudes in The Garage theatre on Tuesday 28 February as part of NT Connections 2017.


Name: Daniel Burgess
Age: 31

What character do you play?
I don't play anyone in the show, as my role is that of The Director. I see my job as being the audience's eye throughout the rehearsal process.  Everything must come from the actors and I let them know how that looks and makes me feel and if it suits what we are trying to create.
What's been your favourite part of the process?
My favourite part of the process has been exploring this play, which is brilliant, with such an amazing group of young people.
If you could go back in time, when would you go?
If I could go back in time, I would go back to the dinosaurs.  Big fan of Jurassic Park and love anything to do with dinosaurs. In fact, there are even a few Dinosaurs on my desk.
 

Name: James
Age: 23

What character do you play?
I don’t play a character, but I do play an integral part of the process. My job is to create an atmosphere to assist the actors in portraying the world, in the story, to the audience.
What's your favourite part of the process?
My favourite part is seeing the final product and looking back on what worked well and what could be improved… That’s not entirely true, my favourite part is working with a close knit group and doing something we all love.
If you could choose to have a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to use 100% of my brain at one time.
 

Name: Billy
Age: 15

What character do you play?
I play a camper. He seems to have been in the camp a long time and knows a lot about its secrets and the world before the war. He also oversees the firing range.
What's your favourite part of the process?
My favourite part of the rehearsal process has been developing a character from my lines and trying to bring him to life in the many different situations in the camp.
What's your dream job?
My dream job is writing Batman. More realistically, I'd like to be a lawyer.


Name: Kyle
Age: 16

What character do you play?
I play the role of a boy in solitary. Although most of the cast don't have specific names, we're just normal kids who have to go by law, respect and religion of what we're taught. My character is put in a horrible, cruel isolated solitary confinement room, because he doesn't go by the camps beliefs and laws. The guards (who guard me) can't have no say to maybe spare my life or let me go. Although they don't want to do their job, they're scared that if they don't do anything to me, something will happen to them e.g being shot. So, they like to put the empathy on me a bit. And because of how religious they are and because of me not going by their laws, I am known as a traitor to them.
What's your favourite part of the process?
The thing I have most enjoyed about the rehearsals so far, is spending time with some good old friends and making some new ones. Also, staging the show has been really exciting. Daniel has done an amazing job at staging our show, and also directing us, and how we're all now really working together as a team. And I am really excited for our show and how it will pay off.
If you could choose to have a superpower, what would it be?
If I had one superpower, I would say, I could make peace and unity in the world, and that no one would ever judge anyone by appearance or difference again, with just one click of my fingers.


Name: Rosie
Age: 14

What character do you play?
In the play, I am one of the inmates at the camp. My character has a big plan for the future which the other inmates think is ridiculous and impossible, but she is very optimistic towards it. She has a very silly, childish side but if a friend is in need then she will always offer support. Deep down, she just wants to help, but due to her different, imaginative ideas, others look down on her.
What's your favourite part of the process?
My favourite part of the rehearsal process was getting to know a great bunch of people that have great, creative ideas.
If you had an extra hour in every day, how would you use it?
If there was an extra hour every day, I would learn how to do aerial silk (those big ribbons people climb at the circus).


Name: Posy
Age: 14

What character do you play?
In Zero for the Young Dudes, I play a camper who betrays the others at the camp by lying to them.
What's your favourite part of the process?
My favourite part of the rehearsal process so far has been working with all the new people I’ve met in the cast. We all get along really well and I always look forward to seeing them at rehearsals.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? 
It would be (as cliché as it sounds!) - to make sure that everyone is happy and safe.


Name: Alice

What character do you play?
I play a camper supposedly called Shelby. Shelby was having a really good time at camp. Shelby was a good worker and while there learnt a lot about the war and their part in it, as there was a lot of time to think about things in there. Shelby made many new friends and in their free time they used to swim in the lake and play sports and here stories about how things were before. Shelby was okay in there, not wanting Mum to worry and to know that if they decided that she was never to see Shelby again, that everything Shelby ever did to her through anger had drifted out into dust and nothingness, ready for a tomorrow that can be better for everyone.
What's your favourite part of the process?
I think that my favourite part of the rehearsal process so far has been (prepare for a cliché...) making new friends.
What's your dream job?
I don't have a dream job, however I've always fancied the idea of being a postman. Why? I have no idea.


Name: Marizja
Age: 15

What character do you play?
In the performance Zero for the Young Dudes, I play a young person who is in one of the camps. My character seems to be quite curious and further on in the play, from what I can assume, has witnessed the death of a fellow young person and is very shaken up about it.
What's your favourite part of the process?
My favourite part of the rehearsal process has been meeting new people and seeing by each week our performance beginning to take shape
What's your favourite pizza topping?
My favourite pizza topping is, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms and anchovies.

 

Click here to see the website page for Zero for the Young Dudes and information on booking.