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4 Minutes with Dana Perreault
Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 27 of 35
Q&A with technical director Dana Perreault
PhotoSister: When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
Dana Perreault: Does anybody? I did think, “I would like to work insane hours, and make little money.” So naturally the quest to find the right career started there
PS: Who or what inspires you the most in your personal life? And in your professional life?
DP: This changes so often, it is had to say.
PS: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
DP: Motorcycles. I wouldn’t say I have a problem, more of a collection.
PS: What 3 countries would you like to visit and what would you like to experience while there?
DP: On the list, but haven’t been to yet… India, Iceland, Russia. All for different specific reasons, but all to experience their culture. I am fascinated with how others live, and love to experience it.
PS: What made you want to do theatre?
DP: Theatre captured my heart because it includes so many of my interests. Design, engineering, building, motors, hydraulics, gears, magic, manipulation, project management, discovering solutions, etc…
PS: If you could have anyone in history to be on stage with, who would it be and what scene would you play out?
DP: Robert Edmond Jones, he simplified design, and merged it with the show. Without his influence, we would just have stage settings and not scenery.
PS: What is your hidden talent (any party tricks)?
DP: I can juggle, and use it to chill me out.
PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
PS: What is your favorite restaurant pick in Seattle and the best dish on the menu?
DP: Seared Ahi at Jak’s Grill, however for something a little less formal, my staple is Talarico’s in West Seattle, a slice of Tarantino hits the spot.
PS: What do you fear the most?
DP: Not making the deadline.
PS: What makes you happy?
DP: I am happy at the end of a long day that I have accomplished a bunch of tasks.
PS: What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
DP: I tend to surround myself with people who are positive about life. Seems to keep me from falling into the abyss.
PS: What personal adventure do you have in store for yourself this summer?
DP: Paris in September.
PS: What’s next on your horizon?
DP: I run a small laser engraving business, and will return to spending the majority of my energy on its growth.
Go see Dana Perreault’s work in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Dirty Story,” “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre
Catch “Romeo and Juliet,” “Dirty Story,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 11th – August 25th, 2012.
Lens: Nikon 60mm 2.8 - Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter: 1/320 – ISO: 400
All natural light