In the days leading up to opening night, we’ll be taking some time to introduce you to the Myth Project actors! First up is Mason Beiter!
Name: John “Mason” Beiter
How did you get started in theatre? Grade school needed more guys in the drama department. I fit the bill and I enjoyed it ever since.
Favorite theatre memory: My most memorable moment in theatre is falling off of the balcony in Romeo and Juliet.
Number of years acting: 8 years, I think.
Number of Mythology Projects you’ve participated in: First one #newblood
Favorite myth or fairytale (of all time) and why is it your favorite? The Odyssey, it’s a large epic with elements of Greek myths in there.
Favorite mythological creature/character of all time and why is it your favorite? Cerberus because it’s a three headed doggo.
Favorite myth in Myth Project 3 and why: I really enjoy the story of Vassilissa. It’s kinda like the Slavic version of Cinderella. I had the most fun portraying that particular story.
What’s your super power? High anxiety levels and occasionally funny.
Why should audiences come to see the show? It’s a very different show which has you expand your suspension of disbelief. Five actors are playing around fifty different characters! These range from humans, creatures, animals, objects, and many more so we’re breaking the rules a bit here. We were forced to get creative and have fun, which we hope the audience will enjoy.
One image that really captures the essence of Myth Project 3 for you: That’s a tough one. I’d say anything with all five of us on stage. We all bring something different to the table and we use it. We build on each other’s strengths which is what the show’s all about.
One song/sound that captures the essence of Myth Project 3 for you: Come Together by the Beatles, Aerosmith, or Gary Clark Jr. (Take your pick they’re all awesome)
How would you define devising? Divide and create. Bringing together many small ideas to form one big one.
Anything else you want to share? Stay away from the Baba Yaga
Thank you Mason! The Mythology Project III will be performed August 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday), 2018 at 8PM at the Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St. Windsor, CT!