Seen as Cookie, the proprietor of a couple of shops, and an incredible percussionist in PigPen Theatre Company‘s The Old Man and The Old Moon, this week we hear from Arya Shahi

Arya_profileWT: If each member of PigPen Theatre Co. had a job title, what would yours be?
Arya: The White Ranger.

WT: What’s your favorite myth, folktale or fairytale?
Arya: The one about the girl who wore a green ribbon around her neck for her entire life. I won’t spoil the ending for you. Suffice it to say: it’s terrifying. Especially when you’re six.

[There are many variations of this folktale. A version called “The Green Ribbon is in the book In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz. If you’re up for a scare, you can take a look.]


WT: If you could have a conversation with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Arya: My grandparents – in a language we were all fluent in.

WT: Who is your favorite PigPen Theatre Co. member?
Arya: That’s easy. Alex. He kind of looks like Orlando Bloom.

WT: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you need?
Arya: iPhone, Hotspot, Solar Charger.




To learn more about Arya, check out his biography or this collection of cast answers to a few more questions.