Josh Robinson (Bernard Nightingale) is pleased to be back at Theatreworks, where he previously played Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps.
In Colorado, Josh has performed with the Denver Center Theater Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Catamounts, PikNik Theater Festival in Steamboat Springs, Arvada Center, and Curious Theatre Company, of which he is a member. Josh is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Yale School of Drama, and a Denver Post Ovation Award winner for Best Year by an Actor. 2019 marks Josh’s 21st year as a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Much love to Colene, Fiona and Aidan.
JOSH ROBINSON: Marengo, OH
TW: Home now?
JR: Boulder, CO
TW: Who are your theatre idols?
JR: Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson
TW: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
JR: Running a Fortune 500 Company
TW: Were you ever totally miscast for a role (actors)?
JR: Nope, doesn’t really happen in the professional world.
TW: Bucket-list role (for actors) or bucket list show (for designers)?
JR: Anything in “King Lear”. Still to go – Kent, Gloucester, Lear
TW: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
JR: Agency, Capacity
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
JR: A gorgeous tenor
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
JR: A 21 year (and counting) marriage
TW: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
JR: What I’m doing at Theatreworks right now
TW: In your next life, you would come back as a...?
JR: Community Organizer
TW: Who are your heroes in real life?
JR: Peyton Manning, RBG
TW: What is your most treasured possession?
JR: An “evil eye” bottle opener from Turkey
TW: What is your motto?
JR: Pay for it
TW: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
JR: Shakespeare, Patrick O’Brian
TW: When and where were you happiest?
JR: March, 2019; Hiking Mt. Fitzroy in Patagonia with my daughter Fiona
TW: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
JR: I’m teaching a film studies class, so lots of classics: “The Third Man”, JR: “Stagecoach” and “Moonlight”
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
JR: A laugh and a sense of being part of the long march
TW: Why does Arcadia matter now?
JR: Hannah’s line, “It’s wanting to know that makes us matter. Otherwise, we go out the way we came in.”
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers?
JR: Creating theatre as a source of actual, not virtual, community.
Don't miss Josh in Arcadia opening October 10!
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Mt. Fitz Roy, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina by Todor Bozhinov