17 Minutes with Quinn Franzen
Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 9 of 35
You know, I was going to say something about what a rad time I had shooting Quinn. How he’s super easy going, a complete sweetheart, funny, smart and totally game to work together on a concept and run with it. But noooooo. I’m going to just say this:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you… Romeo!
Q&A with actor Quinn Franzen
PhotoSister: What made you want to do theatre?
Quinn Franzen: In 6th grade my homeroom teacher, Mrs. Teske, made me attend after school drama club as punishment for being obnoxious in class. And it just kinda stuck. I was a huge pain in the ass, and I’ve been trying to make it up to her ever since.
PS: What do you fear the most?
QF: Tunnel vision. Complacency. Losing my knees. Also, baby corn.
PS: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
QF: Burritos. I eat a lot of burritos.
PS: Name one play or musical that you would like to perform in your life? What role would you want to play?
OF: Oh god. Edgar and Edmund in King Lear. Richard the Second. Richard the Third. Hamlet. Sir Toby Belch. Mick Dowd in A Skull in Connemara. Since I was 13 I’ve dreamed of playing George in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Gonna have to wait a bit on most of those.
PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
QF: The Zombies.
PS: What makes you happy?
QF: Listening. Sweating. Making potato leek soup. Surprisingly warm Seattle days. Wasting time and talking nonsense with wonderful people.
PS: What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
QF: Restless and voracious and loving fools.
PS: What’s next on your horizon?
QF: I’m looking forward to warming the dance floor in the Satori Group’s glorious new space.
Go see Quinn Franzen in “Romeo and Juliet” and “Dirty Story” at Intiman Theatre
Quinn is a company member of the Satori Group; he was last seen onstage in Fabulous Prizes and Artifacts of Consequence. Before coming to Seattle, he toured with the Maryland Shakespeare Festival. He has trained with Freehold Theatre, Pig Iron, The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). BA in Theatre from Williams College. He has endless gratitude for his mom, his dad, and his extended non-biological Satori family.
Lens Alleyway: Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5
Aperture: f/4.5 - Shutter: 1/250 - ISO: 400
Lens Scooter: Nikon 60mm 2.8
Aperture: f/4.5-5.0 - Shutter: 1/125-250 - ISO: 400
All natural light