Tim E. got chance to connect with actor Jacob Horstmeier recently, and all of Jacob’s deepest secrets are revealed in this week’s episode of SELFIES 2.0.
#selfie 2.0 is an interview series where Lather, Rinse, Repeat playwrights interview the actor ensemble for their next night of short plays. Playwrights have free reign over the questions. The interviewee must then post an actual selfie, because we told them to.
Tim E: Where were you born and raised? What’d you like to do as a kid?
Jacob H: I was born in Madison, WI and raised in Random Lake, WI, a town of about 1500 people. I have three siblings, two older brothers and one younger sister, and while growing up our favorite pastime was breaking any and all rules our parents left us with for the day.
Tim E: Nice. And how’d that lead into you get into theater and acting?
Jacob H: I was introduced to acting by our local community theatre’s summer production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was a part of the children’s chorus and after finishing that experience I thought maybe this was how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.
Tim E: As you’re a native to Madison, I need to know: Favorite picnic salad: Potato, Macaroni, or other?
Jacob H: At the moment, my gut’s telling me potato salad.
Tim E: How did you get connected to LRR? Thru a particular playwright, or thru actor friends?
Jacob H: I got connected to LRR through the lovely Brandon Marianne Lee. She wrote a short adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus for the school at Primary Stages’ Detention Series, and I was lucky enough to be a part of her very funny script.
Tim E: And finally, If you could invite any 5 people (living or dead) to a party, who would you invite?
Jacob H: My dinner party: Abraham Lincoln, Bill “The Butcher” Cutting, Christy Brown, Nathaniel Poe and Daniel Day-Lewis
To catch Jacob and all the #LRRit gang in action be sure to keep November 2nd free and clear and Buy tickets for Mistakes Were Made: An Evening of Rom-Com and Political Shorts