How did you all meet?
For the third part in our ongoing Q&A series we have another great question that we get asked pretty often…
The answer to this question is practically soap opera worthy in terms of its length and complexity. But we’ll try to give you the Reader’s Digest version as best we can. Marcus and Rod met way back in 1991 when they were both actors in a production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the University of Western Ontario. A year later, in 1992, DuffleBag Theatre was formed and what was thought at the time to be a 5-day commitment has now turned into one of 21 years and counting! Over the years they brought on a few more people, and then a few more – until DuffleBag became a sizeable family of close to 20 actors. Throughout the years, as actors have gone off to start new adventures, new folks have come in to replace them.
So when you see a DuffleBag show, the actors up there might have known each other for over 21 years, or they might have just met a few months ago. It might even be their first time working together! Luckily, DuffleBag attracts funny, energetic, lovable people – so it’s easy for us to get along and have fun on and offstage no matter how long we’ve known each other for. Long story short: how did we all meet? Through auditioning for DuffleBag! And we’re very happy we did!