Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 3: Chris Daileader

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In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Chris Daileader.

Chris Daileader
Chris Daileader

Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages.

Chris: My name is Chris Daileader, and I’m an actor, singer, comedian, and videographer.  I recently finished Salvation Road at Capital Fringe.  I haven’t done a show up in Maryland in a while, but my favorite experience here so far has been The Pillowman at Silver Spring Stage, for which I won the WATCH Award for Outstanding Featured Actor.  I also played Gerald in An Inspector Calls at Rockville Little Theatre, directed by Laurie Freed.

Why did you want to appear in this production of All My Sons?

Well, I was actually called in as a replacement! A previous actor had to drop and I’d worked with Laurie before, so I was happy to go right from Fringe to Peace Mountain.

Tell us about who you play in the show.

I play Frank Lubey, who is this lucky guy, maybe a bit of an idiot, who has had fortune smiling on him all his life. Frank and his wife are paragons of the American Dream — a haberdasher  working hard enough to pay off his house, raise three kids, and live in a very nice area — at a young age! I’m also into astrology.

Why is this show relevant for today’s theatregoers?

It’s the human condition. Provision, struggle, envy, self-centeredness, ruthlessness…all of these are foci in American life  We see people who will do anything, anything, for success and to provide and to be happy.

And sometimes we talk ourselves into breaking our own codes just to get by.

What stands out most to you about All My Sons?

The timelessness of the characters.  Even as technologies change, we can see these people living today. Their industriousness is ingrained in American culture and we all read about similar scandals and consequences on a daily basis as a result of that industrious nature and obsession with monetary success.

What do you want audiences to take away with them after seeing All My Sons?

I want them to see themselves in these characters. Learn more about their own lives from the ones Arthur Miller has created.

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All My Sons plays from Peace Mountain Theatre Company performing at Congregation Har Shalom – 11510 Falls Road, in Potomac, MD. For tickets, call (301) 299-7087, or purchase them online.

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Laurie T. Freed.

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 2: Elyon Topolosky.

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 3: Chris Daileader.

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Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.