Artistic Expressions: Connor Burk
Future Job: Acting or Directing
Years acting: 4 years
Future college: SMU
Wingspan: Do you prefer singing or acting?
Burk: “I prefer acting.”
Wingspan: What got you into acting?
Burk: “My love for film”
Wingspan: What is your favorite part of Matilda?
Burk: “The Smell of Rebellion. It’s a big musical number and it’s just kind of crazy and fun.”
Wingspan: Who is your character?
Burk: “I play Miss Trunchbull. She is the old headmistress at the school.”
Wingspan: Did you research your character?
Burk: “I did. I looked through all the different versions of like the Broadway and West End and people who have played her before and I listened to and watched all the different versions of it.”
Wingspan: How do you prepare yourself to play her?
Burk: “I think something that really helps is like the makeup and costume because it’s kind of different playing an old woman when you’re just wearing normal teenage clothes v. wearing a skirt and heals. So I think that can really get me into the character better.”
Wingspan: What is next for you after Matilda?
Burk: “What is next is the Diary of Anne Frank. I am playing Peter and that is a student directed show which will be in March.”