Who are you? What year are you? What are your interests?
I am Quinn Allen. I’m a Sophomore. I love drawing, singing, and writing stories in my free time, as well as spending time with friends and family.
What exactly do you do for Alice in Wonderland?
I’m a supporting character in the cast, as I play the Mouse and a Card for the majority of the time.
What brought you to join the cast for Alice in Wonderland??
I really do enjoy acting when I’m at home or with friends, and my family has told me that I’m fairly good at it so I decided to join the theater. Last year I did stage crew for As You Like It and found that I didn’t really enjoy not being on stage in productions. All my friends were on stage or doing something else and I didn’t really get to be with them, so I joined stage crew.
Do you have any stories from rehearsals sessions?
There are way too many stories to tell out of the rehearsals we’ve had. But, one of my favorites is actually when we were doing auditions for Alice in Wonderland. Everyone was oh so supportive and kind to everyone else and it was my first audition I was scared out of my mind. But afterward, everyone was just so nice to me and gentle and it was really a great experience.
Alice in Wonderland is about a fantastical land with many famous characters and Alice who ventures throughout. How have you connected to the story?
As the primary character I play is a “dull” mouse, I haven’t really gotten the chance to be “whimsical.” However, I get to experiment with how she interacts with the characters. She also gets really excited while talking about William the Conqueror.
You are using a script that was created at Homestead in 2015, how have you changed it? What have you added or taken away?
I haven’t added anything to it as I didn’t think I needed to. I wish I had changed a few lines of dialogue I had but that’s beside the point.
What’s one thing that is different in this play or rehearsal process than anything else we’ve done in the Homestead Theatre Department?
It feels a lot more out there than let’s say Cinderella or As You Like It. This play is much more crazy and very interesting.