Confessions of a Serial Killer is coming to Brisbane on the 6th of October, and here we take the time to chat with Actor/Director Garth Remington in our Meet The Actor Series.
So let’s put the spotlight on Garth and learn more about him and the Confessions of a Serial Killer Production.
Why do you want to be an actor?
I love performing in live shows, seeing the audience’s instant reactions or viewing the finished product after filming projects.
What do you enjoy most about acting?
Seeing all the little ways you can help improve a project. It’s incredibly gratifying when you find a way to add something that takes the whole production to another level.
What productions have you acted in before?
I’ve been involved in Dark Stories since its first show in Brisbane, including The Haunting, Female of the Species, and To Hunt a Killer. I am also a standup comedian, improviser, sketch writer/performer, voice-over, and I’ve had a few film and commercial roles.
Do you want to work in film, live theatre or both?
I have been involved in both, and each has pros and cons. With film, you get to create complicated and perfected work, but in live theatre, you make something new every night, tailored to the audience’s needs on any given night.
How do you maintain your physical and emotional health while working on demanding projects?
You must include a decompression after a show run. Celebrate your achievements and take a stress break before taking on the next project.
Are there any particular genres or types of roles that you prefer or feel most comfortable in?
I’ve enjoyed all kinds of roles including thriller, dramatic and even romantic but my favourite is comedy hands down.
Have you ever had to improvise during a performance? If so, can you share an example?
All the time. Anything can happen in immersive theatre, and you have to be flexible. I’ve had a co-star forget their lines on stage, so I dived on the grenade (so to speak) and improvised as my character to give them and the rest of the cast a chance to regroup. It’s a good feeling to know you have everyone’s back.
Are you comfortable with performing stunts or action scenes? If so, what kind of training have you had?
I am; I’ve done a lot of martial arts and feel comfortable with breakfalls and fight choreography.
About Confessions of a Serial Killer
What sort of person is going to love this show?
Any fans of crime thrillers, murder mysteries or spooky things in general.
Why did you want to be involved in this production?
Immersive theatre is a unique format that can’t be experienced anywhere else. Every single session is different as the audience will get involved under actor direction. As an actor you never know what to expect.
Who should not come see this show?
People who are not up for a scare.
What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?
After the show, I’d expect the audience to go home with lots of food for thought. I’m sure they will question their own morals and consider the nature of good and evil.
How is this production bringing something new to this story?
We have thought through the relationships between characters and found some fun. There will be a few laughs between the thrills.
What’s going to surprise people about this show?
The audience interactions: this show is not on a stage; we will be amongst the crowd, and unexpected things will happen.
Is there something else you’d really like to say?
Every Dark Stories production is unlike anything you will ever experience. There are so many reasons people will like this show, but you will never find another show like this.
Garth can be seen in Confessions of a Serial Killer, which only runs for three nights, from the 6th to the 8th of October, in the secluded sections of creepy Minnippi Parklands.