We asked ensemble members from Stage East’s upcoming show, 30 Neo-futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), a few questions in anticipation of their opening on October 15th. This week, we feature Peter Frewen, Jenie M. Smith and Caitlyn Stellrecht! Read about their castmates, Lauren “L.” Elwood, Brian Schuth and Ric Craig here, or find out all about the production here. Stage East curious? Check us out at stageeast.org.

Jenie M. Smith 

What’s your favorite play in the show? 

It’s a tie between An Apology and L’s bit with the chairs,Tableau for Three.

Who should come see the show? 

Duh. Everyone.

What have rehearsals been like? 

Fun and organized both. 

Jenie added that the show has been a “Great and interesting and fun project that has been simultaneously terrifying with all of it’s quirky challenges, and stimulating in terms of the laughs and the insights. Can’t wait to see what’s next in Stage Easts’s evolving, vibrant future under Mark Macey’s tutelage.”

Caitlyn Stellrecht

What’s your favorite play in the show? 

How to War because it makes you think about how easy it really is. It’s fun piece that can still make you think.

Who should come see the show? 

Anyone who likes to laugh and is willing to take part in their own entertainment should see this show.

What have rehearsals been like? 

Rehearsals are fun. You get to try new things, meet new people and take risks!

Frewen was paired with real-life wife Jenie M. Smith in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (2016) with Sydney Anderson & Dakoda Davis, a presentation of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Music for Children program. Photo by Robin Farrin.