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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Meet the actor...Nick Keele as "Jerry"
Nick Keele plays the role of "Jerry". Nick has previously appeared on the Playhouse stage in "Company of Wayward Saints" and "Rabbit Hole", and "Murder Room" at NMJC.
How did you first get involved in theater?
I was introduced to theater by my friend, Evan Witkowski, when I auditioned for "Murder Room" at NMJC. I fell in love with it then, and have been doing it ever since.
What is your favorite aspect of creating a role?
The ability to take away from myself. Sort of as an escape from reality, and imagine myself in another life.
Of the previous roles you've played, what is your favorite and why?
"Jason Willette" from "Rabbit Hole". It was the first character I connected with emotionally and felt I could truly deliver on. "Jason" was an easy person to relate to, but I could see the differences between us based on what had happened to him.
Would you say that "Jerry" in "The Zoo Story" has been your most challenging role to date?
Yes, challenging is quite an understatement. He's so different from me that being in his place is fun, yet challenging to comprehend.
How do you feel about being in a competition show?
For being a "rookie" in theater, and Jerry being such an important role, it is fun, exciting, exhausting, stressful, and challenging. It is an honor to represent a work as important as "The Zoo Story" to Nathan.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Come see the show!
Please come out and support "Team Zoo Story". Proceeds from the show will support our team for their trip to Artesia.