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September 18, 2012

Meet Scott Gibbs, Charleston Stage Professional Resident Actor

Filed under: Back Stage Blog — julianw @ 9:15 am

Scott Gibbs, Charleston Stage Professional Resident Actor

 

Q: Where did you grow up? Were there any activities you did as a child that led to your passion for theatre and the arts?
A: I grew up in the southwest area of Houston, TX, better known as Sugar Land. I can remember in 5th grade writing and directing a comedy sketch along with my friends for the Talent Show. The sense of satisfaction I got from it absolutely solidified my desires to be a performer. I also remember being completely obsessed with Jim Carey’s Ace Venture: Pet Detective. That may have also had something to do with it.

 

Q: Where did you study theatre?
A: I studied Theatre Arts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

Q: Where have you worked previously? What are some of your favorite roles?
A: Previously, I’ve worked for the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Seaside Repertory Theatre, and the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. A few of my favorite past roles include Mr. Bungee from A New Brain, The Hare from Tortoise and the Hare, and Detective Fix from Around The World In Eighty Days.

 

Q: How did you prepare for playing Warner in Legally Blonde? Were there any challenges or things that you were excited about with taking on this character?
A: To prepare for Warner, I would practice perfecting his signature “smolder” look in the mirror while listening to a playlist of 90′s boy bands. My solo “Serious” was a challenge and exciting at the same time. Not being a trained singer, the song really helped me stretch and grow as an overall performer.

 

Q: You’ve been in performances for the past three weeks… what do you look forward to each performance playing Warner?
A: I see the show differently every night. Each performance brings a new discovery about my character and a new opportunity to fill every single moment of the show with life and energy.

 

Q: Please share with us your thoughts and experience so far on being a Resident Actor with Charleston Stage.
A: I am continually reminded of what an amazing opportunity I have to work for Charleston Stage. From teaching the craft of theatre to young eager minds to performing on the historic Dock Street stage, this job is nothing short of amazing. I am so utterly thankful to be a Resident Actor at Charleston Stage.

 

From Left to Right: Charleston Stage Professional Resident Actor Scott Gibbs as Warner Huntington III and Guest Actor Vanessa Moyen as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde the Musical."

 

From Left to Right: Charleston Stage Professional Resident Actor Scott Gibbs as Warner Huntington III and Guest Actor Vanessa Moyen as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde the Musical."

 

 

 

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