A Q&A with Associate Artistic Producer Jamie Bradley
I began as a working musician and singer/songwriter in 1992, and performed as an actor in my first theatre production in 1994. I started directing for the stage in 2001, and producing in 2015.
How did you find yourself at the Seacoast Rep?
I was asked to be a part of the ensemble for “Miracle on 34th Street” in December of 2006. I came back in 2008 for Rocky Horror Live and have been working steadily at Seacoast Rep ever since.
What has been the highlight of your theatrical experience?
Directing a main stage production for a professional theatre: Laughter on the 23rd Floor this past season at SRT.
What has been the most terrifying, embarrassing, and/or unusual experience in theater?
Understudying for Mr. Bumble in Oliver. I was unable to make any rehearsals throughout the process, and had one brief put-in rehearsal a day before I was to go on. I’ve never been so terrified in my life.
If theater didn’t exist, what would you pour yourself into artistically?
I’d go back to writing music.
Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.
I used to watch the Teletubbies to relax. I make no apologies about it.
Favorite way to spend a day off?
Doing absolutely nothing.
It’s the Zombie apocalypse and you can only grab one personal item from your house to take with you. What is it?
My goalie stick that I still have from when I played hockey in high school.
What do you watch on tv?
I’m drawn to all things science-fiction.
What’s the last thing you remember that inspired you?
This quote from President Obama: “…but the thing that got me through that moment, and any other time that I’ve felt stuck, is to remind myself that it’s about the work. Because if you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.”