Next up we got in touch with Steve Gunn who introduced himself to us “My name is Steve and I like theatre and films and telly and music and books and tea.” Oh there will be tea thanks to our good friends in Cobalt Cafe on North Great Georges St. and DYT GM Ella Daly. A Diploma in Hot Tea Making* is automatically conferred on any General Manager of Dublin Youth Theatre.
We asked him if he had participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate before and he replied “No.” and when we asked him what is most looking forward to about it, he responded, “It’s a lovely big stage and a great bunch of peeps.” True on both counts!
We asked Steve to throw his mind back to his teenage years and asked him what his own greatest interest was then? “Jim Morrison.” he answered without further ado.
If he could work on any film or play, we wondered, with anyone living or dead who would it be and what production? Steve replied “Brando.On The Waterfront. Ye know yourself.” While we’re on the subject of revising history we asked Steve if he could travel backwards or forwards in time which would he choose and why? “Back to Appalachia when bluegrass was kicking off. (I’m probably just saying that to sound interesting though)” Well it is interesting: do we detect a musical talent in there as well….? (Admit to nothing, keep your head down!)
*Not actually a thing but imagine if it was – the level of qualifications in this country would increase a hundred fold.