The Fact Mackie Raymond Wears Many Hats, Makes Her One to Watch

Mackie Raymond enjoys playing many roles, including actress, assistant director, and co-founder and managing artistic director of Star Pocket Theatre. I last saw her in the hilarious Theatre in the Park production of “It Shoulda Been You.” See what she had to say about playing the straight man, starting up a theater company, and looking…

Actress Lauren Bamford Finds Balance Between Science and Art

Actress Lauren Bamford wouldn’t describe herself as a serial-dater, but she says, she has had a series of mediocre dates. See what else she had to say to me as she prepares to take on the role of self-described serial-dater Casey in North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s season-opener, FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL, which opens…

Diana Cameron McQueen: Artist, Actress & One to Watch

Diana Cameron McQueen is an artist, actress, producer, and now graduate student at the prestigious Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC.  She has been seen in various local and regional productions, including as Vanda in Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “Venus and Fur” and Queen Elizabeth I in “The Lost Colony. “Check out my interview…

Ones to Watch: Lauren Knott

In 1989, I worked as a production intern for As The World Turns. I remember sitting down with one of the directors, Maria Wagner, and asking her which of the performers from the show was going to make it big. Her response to me was Meg Ryan (who that summer rose to stardom in When…