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Spotlight on Christian Faulkner

By • Mar 27th, 2009 • Category: Interviews
Rehearsal for Murder
Providence Players
James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, VA
$15/$12 Seniors and Students
Playing through April 4th

Listen to the interview with Christian Faulkner. [MP3 2:36 2.4MB]

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.

Christian: Thanks.

Mike: So, tell me a little bit about the male detective that you can tell me about without giving too much away.

Christian Faulkner as the Male DetectiveChristian: Well, I don’t know how much I can’t give away. I do play a male detective and he is on the scene of a recent death of our star, Monica Welles.

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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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.

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