This is part 3 in a series of interviews with the cast of 1st Stage’s One Man, Two Guvnors.‘ Meet Noah Schaefer.
Alex: How did you get involved in theatre? When did you know that you want to be an actor?
Noah: I started doing camps and workshops in elementary school, and did that for a little while. I decided I wanted to pursue acting as a career after seeing Spring Awakening at The Keegan Theatre a couple years ago. It was a really special experience for me.
Tell me about One Man, Two Guvnors. How are the rehearsals are going? What do you love most about the show?
One Man, Two Guvnors is possibly one of the funniest shows ever written. I don’t know if we have had a rehearsal yet where we haven’t had to take a break because we couldn’t stop laughing. NOTHING is off limits with this show.
Is this your first time at 1st Stage? If so what’s the experience like? If you’ve worked with us before, tell us what makes 1st Stage unique. What brought you back?
1st Stage is my second home. This is my third season helping run auditions there. To finally get to be in a show is absolutely thrilling. A lot of my cast mates are people I have really looked up to, so to get to do a show with them is pretty exciting.
What kind of theatre inspires you as an artist?
Watching actors go to certain places in their head, that may not necessarily be fun places to go, in order to portray an emotion on stage is something that I will always appreciate.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your work as an actor thus far?
The DC theatre community has been a huge influence on me. Some of the best actors I’ve ever seen have been DC based. Above all, though, Mark Krikstan has been my biggest influence. He was the person who told me to go for it.
What is the one thing you are most excited about for the show?
Doug Wilder. I am most excited for Doug Wilder.
Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 1: Doug Wilder by Alex Levy.
Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 2: Megan Graves by Alex Levy.
Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 3: Noah Schaefer by Alex Levy.
Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 4: John Dellaporta by Alex Levy.