Ian Swift

Ian Swift
Ian Swift

IS:  It’s so true, with acting; it doesn’t matter whether you are an extrovert or an introvert.  Even if you are an introvert you can be a very good actor, because you can hide behind that character.  I was an introvert most of my high school and college life as I recall, very quiet and kept to myself, but when I was on the stage I felt that I came alive, and I think that is true for a lot of actors.

EH:  What is it that is unique about theater?

IS:  I think it’s something you don’t do by yourself; it’s something that you have to involve others in.  Even if you are doing a one man show, you still have a producer, a light crew, sound, whatever.  It’s a team effort.  It’s unique in that respect.  It is a team sport.  With painting, composing, writing, it’s a solo thing.

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