Take a journey with a disgruntled aging couple revisiting their roots in Southern Appalachia in the new play, Milestones showing at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre June 9-19, 2022. Each twist and turn in the road leads this couple towards forgiveness and healing. Written by Gale Gooch Alexander, and set in the very mountains Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre calls home. We reached out to Milestones actor Bill Chameides to find out more about him and his experience working on this production.
What is your favorite line in this show?
“It was the most liberating revelation of my life. When I found satisfaction in what I had, I was set free…”
What do you love about working with SART?
Jazzed to be working at SART for the first time.
Tell us about your character. What’s your favorite thing about them? What do you love about getting to portray them?
Phil is complicated. He admits past mistakes; recognizes the hurt and pain he has caused. He is happy to have gotten to a better place - happy in a marriage that he spent years trashing. But seems to be a little bit too self-satisfied and accepting of his wife's forgiveness and unconditional love.
How did you get into theatre?
My father ran a community theater in NYC when I was a kid - it got into my blood.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the area?
What about this production are you the most excited about?
Performing a new, original play is always a great adventure.
What’s your favorite part about performing?
"In boca al lupo." Going on stage is like jumping into the wolf's mouth. The stakes are high. The fear is palpable. The only way to survive is to find the truth in the moment.
Do you have any upcoming projects we should check out?
West Side Story at the Flat Rock Playhouse in July.
It's Bill's first time walking the boards at SART and he is so very jazzed! Previous theater credits include: Asheville - The Winter’s Tale (Leontes), The Ballad of Romeo and Juliet (Preacher), Shakespeare in Love (Frees/Wabash); Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival - Merry Wives of Windsor (Page), All’s Well That Ends Well (King), Fool
For Love (Old Man), Titus Andronicus (Marcus); Off-Off-Broadway - As You Like It (Dukes Frederick and Senior), Rough Draft (The Writer); regional theater - Copenhagen (Niels Bohr), Much Ado About Nothing (Balthasar), Permanent Collection (Paul), The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Daniel Berrigan), Love Letters (Allen M. Ladd III), Peachtree Battle (Sherwood). Movie credits include: Trois: The Escort and The Sugar Creek Gang. TV: American Detective. Bill holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, trained at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and the American Globe Theater Conservatory. His artwork can be viewed at willcvision.com.
Milestones is showing at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre June 9-19, 2022. Grab your tickets here: https://www.sartplays.com/milestones