Welcome to the first "Meet The Scientists" post; the first in a series of profiles of the people who support us in our experiments in new works at MadLab. They not only support us with their ticket purchases, but also, and more importantly, by attending performances regularly they provide the most important piece of any live performance: the audience.
Dan Dunn is a great supporter of not only MadLab, but also several other theaters in Columbus. He is an enthusiastic supporter at our shows, and interacts with us on social media. Dan is always curious about future shows at MadLab (including our rentals) and always willing to provide suggestions for ways improve the audience experience at the Lab. He seems to like us. And the feeling is mutual. So, get to know him!
What's your first memory of seeing a live show?
When I was a kid, my parents ushered for Grand Rapids Civic Theater. Sometimes they would buy an extra ticket for me. Other times, they would ask me to help usher if one of them couldn’t make it.
What's your favorite play/musical?
Play: Memory Fragments, The Mousetrap, Skillet Tag
Musical: Little Shop of Horrors, Bat Boy, The Addams Family
How many shows do you think you see a year?
What's your favorite show you've seen at MadLab?
Memory Fragments/Skillet Tag/Control Cell
What other theatre companies in town do you like to check out?
Shadowbox Live, Little Theater off Broadway, Columbus Civic Theater, SRO
What would you like to see MadLab do that they haven't already done?
Something involving freakshow/sideshow performers.
How old are you?
What part of town do you live in?
West Side (Prairie Township, Lincoln Village)
What's your day job?
Clerk (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office-Detective Bureau)
What else do you like to do when you're not working or at MadLab?
I pretty much live at Shadowbox. I go to the Funny Bone. I go to lots of plays and other performances. I go to the movies. I used to go to a lot of Bluejackets games.