Joey C. Pelletier Answers the Proust Questionnaire

Joey C. Pelletier.

Boston Actors Theatre’s The Altruists will be directed by the self-titled Bad-Boy actor of Boston, Joey C. Pelletier. Pelletier has acted in over a dozen plays in Boston, most of which were original, edgy and controversial works. His first full length play, Where Moments Hung Before was produced last year by Boston Actors Theater (BAT) to critical acclaim.

What is your definition of misery?
Being trapped on the B line during a Game day—Hell.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing the will to want, to want ferociously.

What was your first “real” job working in theatre?
Dorset, Vermont-2002. I Hate Hamlet. It was a frigid winter.

Are you a good at waiting tables?
Gwurll, you know I can WORK those tables!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies)-Welsh composer, singer, actor and gay.

Who are your favorite heroes of theatre?
Cherry Jones and Paul Robeson

Who are your favorite heroes in real life?
All my LGBT friends who work endlessly to create change and fight for equal rights across the country.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Impartiality and/or Sobriety

What do you consider the most underrated virtue?

Your favorite painter?
John Singer Sargent

Your favorite musician?
Elliot Smith and Jenny Lewis

Your favorite playwright?
Jean Claude van Itallie

When and where were you happiest?
July of 2005, it was an early Early Saturday morning. We had just gotten out of Rise and we were sitting in the Common sharing stories with a penguin…who I no longer believe was really there.

What do you most value in colleagues?
The ability to laugh and maybe do a jig even during the latest of hours of a Tech nigh.

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

If you didn’t work in theatre, what would you do?
I’d be an 80’s pop star!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Hasn’t happened yet, but just you wait!

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

What book would you read more than once?
Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye by Dale Peck…I read it all the time.

Who would play you in a movie of your life? Why?
Meryl Streep! Who doesn’t want that woman to play them?

What sports teams do you follow?
I don’t, though, I care deeply for all Boston teams.

Where would you like to spend a vacation?
Amsterdam, that’s my kind of city

What car would you like to be seen driving around in?
2010 Jeep Wrangler Islander

What book is currently on your nightstand?
No joke—Swann’s Way! (and Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others)

If you could see a great production of a classic play, what would it be?
Long Day’s Journey into Night

If you could travel back in time to visit or live in any time in history, when would it be?
The 1920s, I’d want to be extremely wealthy and disastrously sexy

What actor will see in any project they do?
Mikey DiLoreto!

Joey C. Pelletier is directing Boston Actors Theatre’s The Altruists.

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