Monday, September 6, 2010

Welcome Tyler and Corey

This season ASF has eight acting interns and this week we are introducing Tyler Jakes and Corey Triplett.  Right now the interns are rehearsing for the upcoming children's show "The House at Pooh Corner."

Picture from previous production at ASF.

Tyler Jakes (Christopher Robin)- New York, NY
Tyler grew up in Tampa, FL and attended Vanderbilt, originally to become a lawyer but decided he didn’t want to look back at the age of 50 and say "what if." So he finished his degree in history and moved to New York, which is where he has been for the past 3 years. Tyler likes being a well diverse person and feels his love for history helps him in studying scripts and preparing for roles. He loves watching movies as long as it is not a romantic comedy. Tyler really admires Kevin Kline and bases his career goals off of him. He ultimately wants respect for his work but to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible. Tyler has no desire to be “famous” just to entertain people. He is extremely excited about performing at ASF and has heard of it for many years being from FL but has never been before. This is his first time to work with Shakespeare so he is looking forward to Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing in the spring. His favorite book is Dune. And so far, Tyler sees ASF as a family company and a good place to work.

Corey Triplett (Pooh)- New York, NY
Corey moved around as a child but spent more of his childhood in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan and earned a degree in English. He spent a year in the Teach for America program teaching in Los Angeles. Corey would take acting classes at night and decided he wanted to change gears and pursue a career in acting. He went back to school at the New School for Drama for a MFA. One of his favorite memories is when he was 17 and was able to go to St. Petersburg Russia to study dance with an exchange program. He eventually wants to play Othello and his goal is to do his best acting work possible so he won’t have to wait tables. Corey’s favorite food is free food. And Corey's most memorable moment on stage was when he was playing Buckingham in Richard III.  He had a three page speech to deliver before intermission and during the invited dress rehearsal he forgot the speech and improvised Shakespeare until he eventually improvised his way out the scene. He was very happy it was only an IDR.