From the eyes of an intern

Posted by Bob Prescott

Hi everybody!CST Intern Bob Prescott

You may or may not have seen me yet, but I’m the new summer intern. I’m very excited to be working here at CST this summer!

For a little background, I’m from the Valpo area. Last year, I graduated from Boone Grove High School with academic honors. Always an overachiever, I was Student Body President along with First Chair Flautist in the school band and was  in every play that the school put on. I’m currently going to Ball State University for a tentative major in Theatre Management. Down on campus, I was also recently voted onto the Board of Busted Space Theatre Group as their publicist, and I will also be house managing a small Black Box Theatre next semester.

I’m already having a great time back at the theatre. You may recognize me from the couple of shows that I’ve been in here. In The Emperor’s New Clothes I played Father (which despite sounding like a minor character, was not) and in A Christmas Story I played the infamous bully, Scut Farkas.

I’ve been a part of theatre since middle school. I’ve played so many different parts, including Dracula, Harold Hill, and Horace Vandergelder. I’ll be here at the theatre working mostly with Heather and Kelly, and Mike in the Box Office. So, let me give you a bit more information about myself:

What is your favorite play?
Right now, it’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. It’s a play about all the favorite Peanuts characters in high school. Let’s just say it’s a pretty dark comedy (also my favorite genre). It would great to do here at Chicago Street. Cough cough

What about musical?
All time favorite musical is The Music Man, which is why I was so excited when I was cast in my high school’s production as Harold Hill. Although being at college, I’ve learned about some pretty good new shows like Evil Dead: The Musical and The Book of Mormon.

Who is your favorite actor?
I’m gonna have to go with David Tennant. And not just because he was on Doctor Who for 4 years. I mean, that should be taken into consideration, but also his portrayal of the title character in Hamlet and of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing pretty much clinched it for me.

I’ll be posting these up quite a bit throughout my time here, so this is just a hello! I can’t wait to do more things at the theatre!

For those who read the whole thing, here’s a video of me singing a song from A Very Potter Sequel in Ball State’s Gender Bender Cabaret. You may want to turn your speakers down a bit. Yes, that is a skirt