We can’t say it enough! We have the best volunteers around! We love introducing you to the fabulously kind, energetic, and multi-talented crew that supports our ensemble. This week, spend some time with one of our new Friday facilitators: ARIN!
Name: Arin Mulvaney
Birthday: March 21
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Why did you start volunteering with A.B.L.E.?: I used to work with Lawrence and have been following A.B.L.E. through his Facebook for a long time. This is my first semester with A.B.L.E. and I love it!
What’s your job when you’re not with us?: I am the Founder and Artistic Director of the Shakespeare All-Stars, a touring theatre company that offers performances and educational programs for all ages, so I spend most of my time managing and growing the company. I’m lucky to be a teaching artist, director, actor, and costume designer with the Shakespeare All-Stars and other companies in Chicago. I’m also a group fitness instructor and teach five fitness classes each week! In other words, I’m living the dream!
What are some of your favorite hobbies?: I like to read, ride my bicycle, and take naps with my cats! Shout out to my kitties, Wiley and RuPaw!
Do you have a hidden talent?: I can do the splits – does that count? Oh, and I can juggle!
Who is your favorite actor/performer? What do you like about them?: Too many to choose from! I’ve always loved Bette Midler – she sings, dances, acts; she can make you laugh and cry, and she’s pretty sassy! She’s performing on Broadway in her 70’s!
If you won a million dollars, what would you do?: First, I would get a massage and maybe a haircut. Then, I’d travel the world!
What’s your go-to dance party song?: I really dig “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Anything else we should know about you?: I’ll be performing in ACT 5 FEST on April 22 at Stage 773. Five companies are each presenting one act of Romeo & Juliet, so come support your local Shakespeareans and look for me as the Nurse in Act 4!