Spotlight on Christian FaulknerBy Laura & Mike Clark • Mar 27th, 2009 • Category: Interviews
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Mike: This is Mike Clark with Show Biz Radio and I am backstage at a rehearsal for Rehearsal For Murder, with Providence Players in Falls Church. Right now I am talking with Christian Faulkner who plays the male detective. Thank you for talking with me.
Mike: So, tell me a little bit about the male detective that you can tell me about without giving too much away.
Mike: Has this been a challenging part to get into or has it been pretty straightforward?
Christian: It’s probably been a little bit of both. It’s pretty much a straightforward part, however being that this is my first production since I was in high school, I’ve been a little bit out of my comfort zone so it’s a little bit of a challenge there.
Mike: If you have a character as a generic character like a policeman do you tend to go to the movies that you’ve seen or common policeman stereotypes or how do you build that character?
Christian: Actually for me, I happen to work for a police organization so I have met a lot of policemen and have able to… while I haven’t actually seen them on the job, I suppose I can bring a little bit of them into that character. And then I guess I would say, probably some of the gum shoes I’ve seen in film and film noir somewhat play a little bit of a part in that as well.
Mike: Is the character of yours, is he like you or is he unlike you?
Christian: I would probably have to say that probably unlike me.
Mike: Is there anything that you would change about him? You are only a week out so it is a little late to be changing things, but if you could change something, now that you are more comfortable, would you?
Christian: Probably make it a bigger part.
Mike: And then you said you have done anything since high school. What shows did you do in high school?
Christian: Some of my favorite roles in high school were Mordred in Camelot, Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace, Dorn the doctor in The Seagull, and Casanova in Camino Real.
Mike: Do you have a certain type show that you would just love to do or a certain part that you would love to do?
Christian: Yes, I would love to to Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. There are a lot of parts in dramas and the great comedies. A lot of Noel Coward and that type of thing. They are just such fun and a farce can be such wonderful things to do.
Mike: Well, thank you very much for talking with me today. I do appreciate it.
Christian: Great, thank you.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.