Camille Ross (who you can find on Twitter) dreams of being an interpretive-dancing, comic, jazz-singer. I’ll just leave that there then… Beside the ruby slippers….
Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your favourite teacher might if asked today what you were like in school if you are feeling nostalgic.
My primary school report was something like this…Camille is extremely sociable and tries to make friends with everyone, all of the time. While her enthusiasm is appreciated, she does struggle to stop talking and seems to be unaware of the fact that she is singing under her breath almost constantly. Can you ask her to stop starting crayon wars?
Not a lot has changed. I’m an actor so I get paid to speak and get to make new friends all the time! I try to play it cool when I spot a potential new friend but ”cool” doesn’t really work for me. I also like to write plays so I get to give myself extra dialogue and on the side pursue my dream of being an interpretive-dancing, comic, jazz-singer.
Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?
This is my first time – I’ve always thought it looked like a barrel of fun! I felt like throwing up as soon as I got called but luckily I tend to enjoy things that also give me feelings of terror.
If you took a notion to write a play what element would you definitely include and why?
Well I’ve written some and I tend to want to write more twisted, creepy, dark characters, often a bit perverse. I might include some horribly, awkward, seductive dance? First thing that comes to mind!
The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre are now in their fifth year. Five years ago today what were you working on? Tell us what the highlight of that was.
I think 5 years ago I was playing Lady Anne in Richard III in Dublin castle with a great bunch of people! There was a massive snow that year and we had snowball fights everyday before rehearsal…one night the power in Dublin went out right in the middle of the show, because of the weather…oh! The highlight? I guess the snow was the highlight & lowlight but really the highlight was the smashing bunch of people!
Have you worked with children or animals? How did that work out for ya?
Just children! I think they’re just like adult humans- some you like, some you don’t- only you’re not supposed to say you don’t like them if they’re kids…so I won’t!
I’d be pretty excited to work with animals…I’d like to open a zoo-farm when I retire…