Most people don’t know that I’m a former future thespian. At the age of seven, I was the third lead in the stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, put on by St. George’s School in Cologne, Germany. Yes, that St. George’s School in Cologne, Germany. About 33 pairs of parents saw me do my thing, and I rocked their worlds. I then moved to the outskirts of Los Angeles, where every girl between the ages of eight and thirteen wanted to be the next Jennifer Love Hewitt. I did improv classes and took acting as an elective at the very exclusive public school of Placerita Junior High in Newhall, California. Eventually, high school started and I got distracted by French class and Craig David. I never pursued acting again, but watching other people do it well, especially on stage, has always made me feel good.
Enter Christopher Myers, an actor who enthralled me in the highly acclaimed play Honky last month. The play tells the story of the marriage between advertising, basketball shoes, and race. Chris played several characters, but it was his rendition of Frederick Douglass that had me in stitches. Written by Greg Kalleres, the play was highly acclaimed, garnerning write-ups in prestigious newspapers like The New York Times. At 24-years-old, Chris is still freshly out of school and navigating the world of acting on one of the world’s biggest stages, New York City. He made some time for us after a long night of rehearsal to share his thoughts about the art of theater, his experiences at Juilliard, K-holes, K-pop, and more.