Staff Survey Series: Ben Bryant
Job at Undermain: Facilities Manager/Master Electrician. I assist with set builds and am in charge of general upkeep of physical facility.
Describe your typical day/duties at the theatre.
During production- Build or handle notes on current set. Lunch. Continue building/handling notes until 5PM or pulled off onto something else.
Non-Production- Clean or reorganize storage areas. Replenish supplies, possibly make notes on needed equipment. Assist office staff with maintenance of office/kitchen/bathrooms. Lunch. Continue as above until 5.
When I am not at Undermain, I am: In rehearsal/performance or at home.
My favorite play is: This is a toughy, and the following list is by no means definitive.
FAVORITE PLAY IN WHICH I PERFORMED A ROLE: The Boxer by Matt Lyle
TO HAVE WATCHED: Umlauf’s Bicycle by Matt Posey
TO READ: Pygmalion by G.B. Shaw
TO DESIGN: King of the Road by Matt Posey
I have been involved in theater since: 2001 (Professionally)
I have seen more productions of Night of the Living Dead at Dallas Children’s Theater than any other play.
My favorite production at Undermain has been: The Dog Problem
Current non-theatrical obsession: Finding new digs by the end of April
Favorite theatrical tradition: Acknowledging time calls with a “Thank you, __.” (Tradition or common courtesy? Hard to tell sometimes)
Favorite aspect/quirk about Undermain: N/A. “Quirks” have over the course of time become “inconveniences.”
If I could see any theatrical production in history, It would be the original Off-Broadway production of “National Lampoon’s Lemmings” in 1973