24 Minutes with Shawn Law
Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 23 of 35
Q&A with actor Shawn Law
PhotoSister:When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
Shawn Law: Nothing is as I imagined…..Everything has been surprising.
PS: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
SL: Vintage Italian Scooters
PS: What 3 countries would you like to visit and what would you like to experience while there?
SL: Italy: I would LOVE to buy an old Vespa and spend a month or so scootin’ the country roads of Italy camping, eating, seeing the art, the sights and meeting people. Egypt: I would love to see the Pyramids and discover that Aliens truly built them.
PS: What made you want to do theatre?
SL: When I was a kid, I was obsessed with talking with weird voices, so my 5th grade teacher, Ms. Thomas, put me in “The H.M.S. Pinafore”. I played Dick DeadEye (the Villain) and was the only kid who had a Cockney accent. It was the first time I ever felt good at something. The first time I felt special.
PS: If you could have anyone in history to be on stage with, who would it be and what scene would you play out?
SL: Jack Lemmon: any play, any role, any stage.
PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
SL: It changes, but right now……Elvis, definitely.
PS: Name one play or musical that you would like to perform in your life? What role would you want to play?
SL: “A Streetcar Named Desire”: Stanley Kowalski
PS: What do you fear the most?
PS: Who is your favorite superhero and/or supervillain?
SL: Batman: Because he’s human. No “super” powers. Just really smart and badass.
PS: What makes you happy?
SL: Sunshine and Full Theatre Houses
PS: What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
SL: People who are interested in finding and cultivating the best of themselves and others.
Go see Shawn Law in “Romeo and Juliet” and “Dirty Story” at Intiman Theatre
Catch “Romeo and Juliet” and “Dirty Story” at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 11th – August 25th, 2012.
Shawn Law was previously seen at Intiman as Ben Gordon in Paradise Lost. Mr. Law has also performed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Wooden-O Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, GreenStage Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Theatre Northwest, Artswest, Consolidated Works, Harlequin Productions, Taproot Theatre Company, Theater Schmeater, Annex Theatre, Theatre Babylon, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, and 14/48: THE WORLD’S QUICKEST Theatre Festival. A proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Mr. Law may be seen/heard in numerous Television and Radio commercials, video games and He recently guest starred on NBC’s Grimm: Let Down Your Hair. Shawn is a recipient of a Seattle Times Footlight Award for Acting.
Lens: Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter: 1/250 – ISO: 400
Lens Scooter: Nikon 60mm 2.8 – Aperture: f/5.6 – Shutter: 1/250 – ISO: 400
All natural light