What music are you listening to lately (bonus points for tracks with women vocalists or songwriters)?

Anderson Paak’s “Malibu” is my favorite album of the moment. I’ve also been listening to anything and everything from Miss Sharon Jones.

What is the first theatre project you ever did?

In 6th grade I played a wicked stepsister in Cinderella…it’s on tape.

Why should people come to see Mere Trifles?

One act plays are a great theatrical medium, and “Trifles” is an example of a play handling the theme of domestic violence in a unique way. The three other plays Theatre Unbound has brought together to celebrate this work all have their own unique point of view on this theme. This results in four very different stories performed by the same group of actors that can be enjoyed on their own, but also compared to one another. It makes for a great and important experience at the theatre.

Mere Trifles celebrates the 100th anniversary of Susan Glaspell’s famous one-act play “Trifles.” Glaspell was a Pulitzer-winning writer and very influential in her day, but few people nowadays have heard of her. Tell us about a woman who you think people should know about (but probably don’t!).

I have been reading a book called “Once They Moved Like the Wind” about the great Apache leaders of the 19th century. One of the people in the book is an woman named Lozen, who was a Chirichaua Apache warrior. She was also a spiritual leader, and is said to have a spiritual ability to detect the movement of Apache enemies. The book puts most of its focus on the Apache Chiefs (as well as Geronimo) that fought the Apache wars of the 1800’s, but the stories spread throughout the book about this incredible woman are some of the most amazing.

Adam Gauger appears as Mr. Peters and other roles in Mere Trifles. This is Adam’s first show with Theatre Unbound. He has worked locally with Theatre in the Round in “Romeo & Juliet”, The Old Log Theatre in “Cinderella”, and Open Window Theatre in “A Man For All Seasons” and “The Jeweler’s Shop”. He has also studied and worked in Lenox, MA with Shakespeare & Company in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as well as with The Edith Wharton Salon in “Summer”. He studied acting in Los Angeles at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Adam is also a drummer and visual artist.

Get tickets to Mere Trifles here.

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