Q & A: Steve McKee and Dylan Page

How did you first get involved in theatre?

Page: I have been interested in acting for most of my life, but I didn’t get serious about theater until my Junior year of high school.  I was in a production of Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean at Tucson High School and I fell in love with the whole process.

Why acting?

McKee: It’s a great way to be creative.

Are there qualities in your character that you also see in yourself?

McKee: He’s good and noble and always sees the positive side of things.

Page: There are a lot of actors who I respect a great deal, but two that I really admire are Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman.

Do you have any actors or actresses you admire?

McKee: Christopher Guest, Hank Azzaria

What is your favorite previous role?
Page: This past year I played two roles that really solidified my passion for theater.  The first was Evelyn in The Shape of Things with the Arizona Repertory Theatre at the U of A  and the second was Dewey Dell in As I Lay Dying at The Rogue Theater.  The first because of the challenge it posed for me as an actor, and as a person, and the second because of the beauty and complexity of Faulkner’s characters and language.

What are you most excited about for in this play?

McKee: Rogue Theatre does great quality work.  You can tell everyone rises to the best of their abilities.

Page: This play is so epic, and so many things happen.  We get to dance, sing, and operate a massive puppet all in the course of a two hour production and I think I am most excited for those things.

Steve McKee ~ Camillo

Steve McKee, Camillo
Steve is honored and excited to be making his first appearance with Rogue Theatre.

He has worked with many local theatre companies and been featured in independent and student films.  Favorite roles include Harpagon in “The Miser”, Halder in “Good”, Terrence in “Breaking Legs, A.C. in Beowulf Alley’s “Death of Zukasky” and Panch in Arizona OnStage Productions’ “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Ensemble work  includes  “Sweeney Todd” and “The Full Monty” with AOP.  Steve has also appeared locally with Live Theatre Workshop and Borderlands Theatre.