Mon, 29 October 2012
In this episode I am joined by another Tales of Poe actor - Bette Cassatt! She is a beautiful girl who likes to wield a sword or two (depending on her foe), games, Star Trek, and acting in quality productions on the stage and screen. Listen to the end of the episode where she drops a bomb I wasn't ready for, leaving me a bit star struck and babbling like a geeky kid...
Trivia from her IMDB
Became legally handicapped following a severe knee injury. After reconstructive surgery and lengthy physical therapy, Bette is back in fighting form.
Has studied stage combat under Brad Waller at The Shakespeare Theatre as well as trained with various fight masters including the legendary Paddy Crean. She has worked as a fight choreographer for various theatres, and has taught stage combat for The Catholic University of America's master program.
Trains award-winning Shetland Sheepdogs, who have appeared on film, television, stage, parades, and other live events. One dog, D'Artagnan, will appear in the upcoming PBS documentary "History Through Deaf Eyes.".
Is a cancer survivor. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Parotid (Salivary Gland Cancer).
Wrote (adapted and translated from the novel) a four-actor version of The Three Musketeers, by Alexander Dumas. The production with In-School Players and The National Theatre garnered great praise from audiences. Bette played D'Artagnan and Queen Anne, was one of the three costumers, and was fight captain.