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Company Spotlight: Steven A Bridgman and Nigel Huckle

Nigel Huckle, Actor

Have you ever worked at the Festival before?
First Year

Where’s your home base?
It will be New York at the end of my time here at USF.

What’s your education/training background?
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. I’ve also trained at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and with the Improv Conspiracy in Melbourne, Australia.

What brought you to your field and what keeps you doing your craft?
Well, my mom forced me to an audition when I was eight years old. It was for ‘Peter Pan’ at the regional theater in my hometown. I sang “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic, and did a two-person scene with myself from “The Borrowers”. Funny enough, I got the part, and I was hooked from then!

I keep acting because yes, there is definitely a rush from being on stage. But also, you get to see the reward on people’s faces when they truly are moved and entertained from seeing your collective performance.

How will you spend your time off while here?
Well, I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, so being in the Rockies is very exciting and fresh for me! I am definitely keen for some outdoor time! I’m also setting up for the move to New York, so I’m sure there will be a little bit of preparation for that happening, but you just can take life too seriously, can you? You’ve got to enjoy where you are while you can!

What does the Festival Experience mean to you?
The Festival Experience means working with one of the best theatre companies in the country. It means proving to myself that I can perform on the highest level. And it also means performing for an amazing community of loyal supporters of the Festival, and working alongside people who are so passionate about this place. It’s very exciting!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
I would definitely want to fly. Think of how much you could get done so quickly!

If you had a time machine, where would you like to visit?
I think I would go back to the 50s or 60s. There is something interesting about that time period to me. Industry and design were developing identities for that era. There’s also an air of luxury that I sense when I watch films from the time. As a Taurus, we have an affinity for nice things. Might be fun to have a look!

 

Steven A Bridgman, Carpenter

Have you ever worked at the Festival before?
I was here back in 2009 as the Master Carpenter for Private Lives.

Where’s your home base?
Winterville, NC

What’s your education/training background?
AS in Architectural Technology
BS in Theatre Design and Technology
Currently in Graduate school, MFA Scenic Design at the University of Cincinnati-College-Conservatory of Music

What brought you to your field and what keeps you doing your craft?
Wanting to bring all the skills that I have learned throughout my life into some sort of constructive physical form.

How will you spend your time off while here?
Camping, Rock Climbing, Lounging

What does the Festival Experience mean to you?
Being apart of a larger group of semi like minded individuals.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Regeneration, super speed, flight, skilled martial artist.

If you had a time machine, where would you like to visit?
1800’s

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