Aspiration did not drive Greg Carver towards acting, curiosity did. Carver was just a typical student at Salt Lake Community College working towards a general associates degree.
A year ago, Carver was walking down the hallways one day after one of his night classes at the South City Campus and noticed an open door to an auditorium.
“I just wanted to watch, to see what an actor goes through when they audition,” Carver says. “I didn’t realize that the only people allowed to watch auditions were the director and the casting director.”
Some of the actors noticed Carver eavesdropping on the audition and told him he should give it a try. The first audition was simply a reading.
“The director just wants to hear your voice on stage,” says Carver. “I just happened to have an Edgar Allan Poe book on me, and I read a page out it.”
The play Carver was auditioning for was “Romeo and Juliet.”
Not knowing how well he did, Carver was surprised to receive a call back for a second audition.
“I was pumped,” Carver says. “Any chance you can sell your acting ability is a good thing. [Actors] are pretty much acting the second [they] walk in the door.”
This time he had to act in a variety of roles on stage with multiple actors performing scenes from the play “Romeo and Juliet.”
To his surprise again, Carver earned a role in the play beating out four others in his audition. Carver was to play Prince.
After his role in the play, Carver decided that this was something he really wanted to do.
Carver is unsure of where acting will take him.
“I might take a musical class in the spring. For now my focus is on my acting and ‘Curious Savage,’” Carver says.