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Doug Bowen-Flynn Answers the Proust Questionnaire


Doug Bowen-Flynn

Doug Bowen-Flynn

Doug Bowen-Flynn is currently appearing as Jack Exley in Company One’s production of J.T. Rogers’ The Overwhelming which runs through November 21 at the Boston Center for the Arts.

What is your definition of misery?
Sorrow without hope for resolution.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing my daughter.

What was your first “real” job working in theatre?
Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Are you a good at waiting tables?
Yes.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
William Blake

Who are your favorite heroes of theatre?
Hamlet, Septimus Hodge, Edmund (Long Day’s Journey)

Who are your favorite heroes in real life?
Dr. King, Henry David Thoreau, Ghandi

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Personal loyalty

What do you consider the most underrated virtue?
Personal integrity

Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh

Your favorite musician?
Sting/U2

Your favorite playwright?
William Shakespeare

When and where were you happiest?
Birth of my daughter

What do you most value in colleagues?
Intellectual curiosity/spirit of collaboration

Is there a class in which you wish you had paid more attention?
Chemistry

If you didn’t work in theatre, what would you do?
Teach/write

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Instilling a sense of global responsibility in others

What you’d like to be the world’s best at?
Parent

What book would you read more than once?
Shakespeare’s First Folio

Who would play you in a movie of your life? Why
Philip Seymour Hoffman. We look similar, and he combines a sense of thoughtfulness with a sense of integrity.

What sports teams do you follow?
Red Sox

Where would you like to spend a vacation?
Florence, Italy/ Maui

What car would you like to be seen driving around in?
A hybrid/electric

What book is currently on your nightstand?
Mansfield Park

If you could see a great production of a classic play, what would it be?
Hamlet

If you could travel back in time to visit or live in any time in history, when would it be?
1610, London

What actor will you see in any project they do?
George Clooney/Matt Damon

Thank you to Doug Bowen-Flynn (tag archive). Photo courtesy Company One (website | profile | tag archive).

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