If you’re looking to brush up on your Shakespeare, look no further than Allyn Burrows, the new artistic director of the Bard’s hottest summer escape, Shakespeare & Co. Mr. Burrows touches down in Lenox, MA on the company’s 40th Anniversary, after serving as the AD at the Actor’s Shakespeare Project of Boston. With an upcoming outdoor production of The Tempest, his busy summer schedule has only been made busier. But, this week, the ever-generous and uber-talented Allyn Burrows of course made some time for us On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My sense of humor.
What was your proudest moment?
The day my daughter was born.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
Real Dijon mustard.
What is your current obsession?
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Is this a real question? Ok, dreaming.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Cutting an album.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Brushing my teeth.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A quick trigger.
What in the world most thrills you?
Seeing my daughter learn.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
There are so many. Blanking on thought, just blanking.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
If a general audience fully recognized the value of live theatre.
What is your personal motto?
Semper ubi sub ubi.