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20 questions with Zac Scott

Meet producer, actor and founding member of Vancouver indie company Sticks and Stones Theatre, Zac Scott.

Zac next appears this month in the Sticks and Stones Theatre production of Will Eno’s The Open House (Jan 17-26) at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive. Set in the living room of the family home, the story follows a father, mother, daughter, son and uncle who have gathered in support of the patriarch’s most recent stroke. This darkly funny comedy juxtaposes its absurd humour with that of an undeniably realistic family dynamic.

Meet Zac Scott

Zac Scott is a producer, an equity actor and one of the founding members of Sticks and Stones Theatre. He is also a sort of stand up comedian, a half-assed improv’er, an occasional sound designer and a self appointed snazzy dresser. He also does some industrial waterproofing and rope access. When Zac is not busy procrastinating, working, or working on not procrastinating, he also enjoys spending time with his partner Ruth, and his dog Stella.

You can follow Zac on Twitter.

20 Questions with Zac Scott

1. Your first job.

Aquatic technician (aka dishwasher) at East Side Mario’s in Fort Saint John.

2. The job you always wanted as a child?

Rodeo clown/Batman … I don’t mean that as an either/or type of thing … I wanted to be a rodeo clown/Batman.

3. Your pet peeve.

Not communicating clearly, specifically with regards to highlighting expectations. That’s usually how misunderstandings arise.

4. Your hero.

My dad.

5. Your biggest indulgence.

Right now it’s been RuPaul’s Drag Race.

6. One thing no one knows about you.

I spend a lot of time thinking about my death.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

My dog, my partner, a Frisbee.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Fire. Take that how you will.

9. If they made a movie about your life, who would it star?

Like Eminem in 8 Mile, I’d like to play myself. Or Domhnall Gleason.

10. Hero or villain?

It’s all a matter of perspective really.

11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

Serve the task. Intention not manifestation.

12. Your favourite playwright?

Annie Baker.

13. The last book you read.

“Welcome to Braggsville” by T. Geronimo Johnson.

14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be?

The titular Morty of Rick and Morty.

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

Died the way he lived, in bed, and not in a sexy way.

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Paul F. Tompkins.

17. Your idea of happiness.

Being able to produce and act in my own theatre as a full time job.

18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty-year-old self?

Stop trying so hard to be liked. I mean that’s still something I struggle with, but it’s gotten a lot better.

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

My partner, Ruthie Bruhn. She’s a person, not a thing, but you get what I mean.

20. To be or not to be?

To be seems much better than the alternative.

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