Colton Pratt (Fix) is elated to be performing another show with Theatreworks after having been in Macbeth (Malcolm) and Measure for Measure (Pompey). He was recently seen in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Roger Shears) with the Fine Arts Center. Other recent credits include Altar Boyz (Luke), Ordinary Days (Jason), and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Spike) with Mesa Repertory Theatre. Colton is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University. He would like to thank his loving family for their endless support in his pursuit of his dreams.
Colton Pratt (Photo is from Measure for Measure at Theatreworks)
Colton Pratt: Arvada, CO.
TW: Home now?
CP: Colorado Springs, CO.
TW: Who/what inspired you to get involved in theatre?
CP: I was inspired to join theatre when I saw my very first show, A Midsummer Night's Dream, my Junior year of high school... I know, I was late to the game. Shortly after that I was forced to sit out an entire season of the sport I was playing due to district rules. My friend voluntold me to join the musical they were doing that year in lieu of playing lacrosse. Now Crazy for You holds a soft spot in my heart.
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers.
CP: To foster the next generation of theatre goers we need to make sure that theatre continues to evolve. We need to tell relevant stories in new ways that resonate with younger audiences. I think that quality theatre needs to be accessible to everyone no matter their income or age.
TW: Favorite place you’ve performed?
CP: My favorite place to perform has been doing Shakespeare at Rock Ledge Ranch with Theatreworks these previous two years. There is something magical about that space, and I absolutely love immersing theatre in nature.
TW: Bucket-list role?
CP: While I'm still young I'd love to play Tom Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. I'd also love the opportunity to dive into something like the namesake in Hamlet and really live in the psychological complexities of the character.
TW: How do you eat an Oreo?
CP: I eat an Oreo with milk always. I simply dunk and eat, no separation of the cookies is necessary for me.
TW: Why does Around the World in 80 Days matter now?
CP: Around the World in 80 Days matters now because of the importance of human connection. I think we often get busy and forget to be vulnerable and to relate to others in a meaningful way. Many characters in this play, most importantly Fogg, learn the value of love, the importance of generosity, and to slow down for a second to smell the roses.
TW: What’s on your playlist these days?
CP: I'm an avid Podcast listener these days. I love The Adventure Zone, Science Versus, and Stuff You Should Know. As for music, I've been listening to Matthew and the Atlas and The Lumineers.