Ted is a freshman at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, as well as in the world of theatre. However, Ted’s love and experience for stage performance evolves predominantly from his participation in poetry slams and open mic nights, where he is most in his element.
I absolutely love playing the character of Franco Wicks, for many reasons. From the first time I stood in front of the mirror, and recited Franco’s lines, “Someone [messed] up your donut shop,” and, “It’s like watching George Bush on Jeopardy,” I knew I wanted the role. He’s so brutally honest, and his sense of humor is so lovable (albeit frustrating). Because of this, I feel as though the audience starts to care for the kid, the same way Arthur does. This play is a wonderful experience, and I always look forward to every rehearsal. I get excited to see my fellow Donuts every night, and I hope to be involved in many more TAG productions in the future.