Working in the Theatre: Before the Show – Joel Perez

In April of 2015, Fun Home opened on Broadway showcasing the life and story of cartoonist Alison Bechdel and winning 5 Tony Awards in the process. In this episode, we follow ensemble member and 2008 American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC alumnus Joel Perez before the show as he recounts Fun Home’s journey from Sundance to the Public Theater to Broadway as well as his personal journey from Tufts University to originating a role in the Obie Awards® and Tony Awards® winning sensation Fun Home.

American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC is an intensive two program for acting students with a focus on advice, tips, strategies and shortcuts that will give any actor or actress the edge as they start their career. Applications to the program are now available here.

American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.