Robert Young and the Raspberry Cosmo
Robert Young and I met up at Cosmos’ in Brookside the other day. I probably asked "What's that you're drinking" 3 or 4 times. It looked pretty good. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Robert on a couple of shows, “The Crucible” in a Theatre Tulsa/Clark Theatre partnership, and then just a few years ago with “Show People” for Heller. He’s currently back at the Henthorne PAC, directing the musical Catch Me If You Can, for the new Clark Youth Theatre.
Frank: Directing at Clark is coming full circle for you. You started at Clark as a kid, didn’t you?
Robert: I started in ’93 with their [summer camp], and I went up until I was high school senior, in 2001.
F: What was your favorite show at Clark, when you were a student?
R: Oh goodness, there were a lot of them. You know, there’s a show I still talk about today, and I’ve even been encouraging Erin [Scarberry, Artistic Director at Clark] to do. It’s called “Working” by Studs Terkel. I think that Clark has such a strong ensemble, and within that ensemble there’s such a variety of talents. Talents for comedy, talent for dance, singing. It’s a fantastic opportunity to show the individual strengths that these actors have.
Actually, these pictures indicate Robert was of two minds about this show.