Meet the Company – Daniel Krolik
Tell us how a bit about how you got here.
I also have been doing TYA shows for many, many years. I did Dib and Dob and The Journey Home for my first time last year. I most recently did the TYA The Snow Queen at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. The day before I started rehearsals for this run, I closed a show that I co-wrote and co-starred in called Release the Stars: The Ballad of Randy and Evi Quaid at the Next Stage Festival. So I closed the show, went to sleep, woke up and came here.
What makes TYA different?
What has it been like to work on a re-mount?
Before I started rehearsals on Monday, I was like, “Oh, Dib & Dob… I did it for 10 weeks in 2013. I know these guys. Piece of cake – clock in, clock out.” And every minute of this week has been a challenge for me in the best possible sense because we have been looking at every single moment of the show with fresh eyes. I’ve done re-mounts before, but I have never sort of had that experience in rehearsal where every moment is being challenged, and every moment the bar is constantly being raised… Colin and I are sort of breaking the mould that we established last year.
What is it like working with Director Andrew Lamb?
Andrew has this way of getting exactly what he needs out of you, and making you think that you did it all by yourself. Which I think is his gift as a director. It’s the softest, most gentle touch. He’s totally in control, but he makes you think that you did all the work.
What advice do you have for others pursuing work in theatre?
Finally, would you say you’re more of a Dib or a Dob?
I think I may be 80-85% Dib; there is a small Dob contingent.