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Meet Writer & Performer Rob Olguin

September 1, 2010
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This is similar to the opening sequence of the show, but without the crappy tape recorder!

Roberto Salvador Olguin

What is your theatre background?
I discovered Theatre in my second year of University and immediately changed my major. I received a BA in Drama from Trinity Western University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington
Tell us a bit about the history of Stretch Dog.
Well, as a writer I tend to go with what I know. This show was written three months after the birth of our first child and I was struggling to process all of the mind bending questions, doubts, and emotions that come along with being a new parent. Add to that a not so flourishing career and a dash of self loathing and you have the core ingredients for the show. Now, for my MFA Thesis, I was to write and perform a twenty minute original work and that is where Stretch Dog first reared his lovely head.
If you had to sell out, how would you choose to do it?
Just the way the character in the show does … I would (God forbid) make money acting.
Share an interesting rehearsal story.
I was just launching into one of the more colorful portions of the script (language wise) when the rector of the Church space we were rehearsing in stumbled in asking if we were with the Theatre. It might have been better for the Theatre if we’d have said no. Alas, I cannot tell a lie.
Why should people see this show?
The material is the real deal stuff of life. This is a person you will recognize. This is a person you can relate to. This is a person you can laugh at AND with and a person you can really get behind and root for. Up with the underdogs!
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