Lindsey was born on Friday the 13th and some say that explains a lot. Her mother swears she came out of the womb singing “I Did it My Way” (there is no actual evidence to back this up) and has lived according to this principle ever since. Since she was very young, her Dad would always read to her and do all the funny voices. He now has the gall to wonder why she chose to act.
Her love of storytelling followed her as she military bratted around the U.S., traveled to Italy, Turkey, and S.E. Asia (eating her way through each of these regions – street pad thai is the best!), and finally settled in Colorado. When the time came to declare a major at CU Boulder, she chose Theatre because it was truly the only thing she could fathom devoting that much time to. She expected it was just a placeholder until something more practical occurred to her – needless to say, it did not.
Living and acting in Denver and Boulder over the past 20 years, she continues to love storytelling on stage and on the mic, acting around and about, especially with BETC, and narrating for the National Library of Congress. Ask her to do her dolphin impression sometime but keep your expectations low.
Lindsey was last seen on the BETC stage as Mr. Bennet and Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice. Her first show with BETC was Morisot Reclining in 2009 — Season 3!
Rob, a UK national, was introduced to the theatre at an early age due to the prominence of the Bristol Old Vic, a rival to the more famous London theatre. All the best plays leaving London came to Bristol immediately after their success in the capital. At school, Rob was a regular actor both in musicals and plays. Because his school was an all boys school, it was necessary to team up with the local all girls’ school, an added incentive to get up on the stage.
In his twenties, Rob directed and acted in a number of plays and musicals for the “Good Companions”, a local amateur arts group in Cheshire, U.K. He played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, in a production in Northampton, England and also acted and sang in Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat during his seven years in Germany with Ball Corporation.
Arriving in the US with his wife, Jan, he was initially responsible for commercial activities as VP of Ball’s metal beverage business in the US. He later become Senior VP commercial for Ball’s global metal packaging business, interfacing with such global companies as Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Anheuser Busch, Heineken, Molson-Coors, Miller, Monster Energy, etc. At the same time, Rob became an active member of the International Business Circle (IBC) and through that became interested in supporting BETC.
In his opinion, Season 13 was a launch pad to further challenging and exciting plays. He particularly loved the season because of his association with the British author Jane Austen, and one of his favourite books Pride and Prejudice. Rob is looking forward to another wonderful season watching BETC present profound theatrical stories that inspire our audiences and enrich our community.