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Ep. 55: A Chat with the Beautiful Minds Behind RLT’s Production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Hear what Michael Larson, star of the Raleigh Little Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Patrick Torres, Artistic Director of Raleigh Little Theatre, have to say about the role community theater has in opening hearts and minds.

About the Guests

Patrick Torres is RLT’s Artistic Director and has more than a decade of experience as a professional director and theatre educator. His work as a freelance director has been seen at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Southwest Shakespeare Festival, Round House Theatre, The Source Festival, and the Hangar Theatre among others. In 2003, he was selected as a Drama League Directing Fellow and in 2005 was named a Young Leader of Color by the Theatre Communications Group. He has an MFA in Directing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Patrick will be directing the PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Native Gardens in April 2020.

Michael Larson is a junior in high school. Some of his previous performances include: Into the Woods as Jack, Once Upon a Mattress as the Jester, Guys and Dolls as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Elf the Musical as Buddy, Thoroughly Modern Millie as Ching Ho, Urinetown as Officer Barrel. He is ecstatic to have the opportunity to play the role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He has performed in choir throughout school and has taken music lessons at Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts for even years. He plans to study performing arts in college.

Zara Van Hemert (Co-Host) is a senior in high school. She is a competitive gymnast and hopes to be an elementary school teacher.


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