Artist Spotlight: Ted Falagan

Who are you and what do you do?

My wife, Deborah, & I have a troupe called The Fault Line Players – we create original theatre productions, short films, and, currently, audio plays in Sierra Vista, AZ. We do what we do simply for the joy of doing so.

Why does it matter?

Because The Arts are about expression – not just about ‘becoming famous’ or a ‘star’ – it’s about baring your soul to the world without fear. And that matters in order to ignite feelings – laughter, tears, passion – in others.

When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?

When I was 6yrs. old and I saw a ‘Keystone Kops’ film on TV. I began acting out the slapstick comedy I saw on screen and thought . . . ‘Hmmm, this could be interesting.’

Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?

Yes, it was exciting, exhilarating, a little scary.

What is your dream performance?

Anything in front of a live audience.

Which living person do you most admire?

Probably, a strange as it sounds, William Shatner. As a teen, I truly got interested in acting watching the ‘Star Trek’ films and then trying to re-enact the scenes as closely as I could. Because of that – for better or worse – I’ve always had a soft spot for Shatner.

Which living person do you most despise?

There isn’t anyone that I ‘despise.’

What is the quality do you most like in a man?

Humility.

What is the quality do you most like in a woman?

A sense of humor.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My wife and I ran our own theatre in San Diego, CA, for 11 1/2yrs., where we produced original works in a repertory setting. Over that time, we gave hundreds of first time actors, writers, & directors their first chance to be have their work seen.

What is your favorite word?

Love.

What is your least favorite word?

Hashtag.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

Theatre.

What turns you off?

The thought of ever having to have a real ‘day job.’

What is your favorite curse word?

Mother Puss Bucket.

What sound or noise do you love?

An audience laughing.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Total strangers talking loudly on their cell phones in public. Hello! The mic is right next to your mouth; speak normally.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

There isn’t any, I’m afraid. I’m not good at anything else.

What profession would you not like to do?

I am already doing it. 🙂

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Hey, do you want to put on a show?

You can see (or hear) Ted and learn more about his troupe on their website, The Fault Line Players.  Be sure to look them up on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.  We would also like to mention that we appreciate Ted’s Ghostbusters reference.  If you do not know the reference in question, you are younger than everyone else reading this blog.

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