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Meet the cast of "Dead Metaphor": George Hampe

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Meet George Hampe, who plays Dean Trusk in Dead Metaphor.


What are your preshow/postshow rituals?
Before every show, I eat an entire cantaloupe . . . just kidding. My preshow ritual is just so boring. I stretch. I warm-up.
After a show, I'm always good for a drink.

What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
The crystal blue skies. We don't get that much on the east coast.

If you weren't an actor, what would you be?
Sitting on a beach. That life seems nice.

What was your most memorable job interview?
I've never had a real job.

What is your favorite moment in Dead Metaphor?
When my cue light goes off to start the show.

Which character do you identify with the most?
Probably Dean. Except for the trained killer part and the expecting father part and the strained relationship with my father part. I guess, the biggest identifiable trait is we are both around the same age.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In my late 20s.

Meet the cast of "Dead Metaphor": Rebekah Brockman

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Meet Rebekah Brockman, who plays Jenny Trusk in Dead Metaphor.


What are your preshow/postshow rituals? 
Preshow: Warm-up, spray on a bit of my mother's perfume (I never set foot onstage without it on), and then watch the first scene from the wings.
Postshow: Beer and Sleep!

What are your favorite things about San Francisco?
The history, the architecture, and the ocean when the fog comes in.

If you weren't an actor, what would you be? 
Realistic Answer: A director.
Fantasy Answer: A BASE Jumper.

What was your most memorable job interview/audition?
I recently had a callback for a role and one of my mentors was auditioning for the same play. She offered to come in and read with me for.my audition. It was extremely gracious of her and put me at ease in the room. I booked the job. I believe that the established people who put their name on the line for the younger generation and support them, are the people worth following. It is a moment that I want to pay forward to the generation af…

A.C.T. Director of Education Elizabeth Brodersen Wins SFUSD Dreamcatcher Award

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In summer 2011, just after becoming A.C.T.’s first director of education, Elizabeth Brodersen met Eunice Nuval, a teacher at San Francisco’s Downtown High School (DHS), who was developing a new Acting for Critical Thought project, designed to engage her students academically and artistically through the study of theater. Nuval wanted to partner with A.C.T., and Brodersen said, emphatically, “Yes!” DHS is now in its fourth semester of residency at A.C.T., and the partnership has been one of the greatest success stories of not only the A.C.T. Education Department’s short history, but of A.C.T.’s history as a whole.

For her work at DHS and her distinguished career in public education, Nuval was awarded a 2012 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Dreamcatcher Award. Inspired by the Native American talismans that are believed to ensure beautiful and happy dreams, the annual awards (now in their seventh year) honor leaders who have inspired our educational community though the exce…

Meet the cast of "Dead Metaphor": Anthony Fusco

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Meet Anthony Fusco, who plays Oliver Denny in Dead Metaphor.

What are your preshow/postshow rituals? 
Preshow: sinus rinse
Postshow: Wine. Or beer. Maybe bourbon.

What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
My family!

If you weren't an actor, what would you be?
Even *more* unsatisfied.

What was your most memorable job interview?
45-minute callback with the great director Jose Quintero. Did not get the role, but relished the experience nonetheless. And not getting the role turned out to be the best result.

What is your favorite moment in Dead Metaphor?
Seriously? Why would I tell?

Which character do you identify with the most?
Mine. But pretty soon, Hank!

Where do you see yourself in five years? 
With any luck at all, right where I am now. But with the same amount of hair.