Meet the crew of Bad Ideas for Bad Television- Andre Eaton Jr.

Like most young  actors/directors, Andre Eaton’s life is a balance of getting that money and exploring his art form. His current job is at Wendy’s and he has a Bachelors degree in English and Theatre from GA State University. He has also been an Acting apprentice at Horizon Theatre. Those who have worked with Andre know him to ben and intense and committed actor, who seamlessly slips into character on stage, and always seems to have something to read off stage. We are delighted to have him working on this amazing show.

  1. Andre reports that he has been “performing since sophomore year of high school when I accidentally auditioned for my first show. I got to go to Scotland to act in a show in the Fringe Festival. It was my first time out of the country and really fun.” Let’s get to know a little more about him:
  2. Q: What is your role in the show Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows?

A: Assistant Director, which is a weird thing to say.

Q: Is this your first show at Live Arts, and what other shows have you done with us?

A: This is not my first show. How many shows have I done? (starts silently counting)…it’s I think my eighth show in a row…I’m doing nine shows in a row, that’s crazy!

Q: What attracted you to Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows?

A: The show was chosen for me. Becca told me this was the show I was assistant directing as part of the LAT Intensive Program for Directing that I am part of. In all seriousness, the show is really funny, and I’m glad I got to be part of it because I learned a lot about the mechanics of comedy that I had no idea about before.

Q: Name two FUNNY facts about you:

A: 1. I am addicted to the Food Network Channel. I watch it so much. It’s a problem. 2. I write screenplays.

Q: What is your dream comedic role?

A: Off the top of my head, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Q: What comedic play would you most like to be in?

A: Noises Off!

Q: What makes Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows different from other shows you have done?

Andre Eaton and the other “ladies” in The Importance of Being Ernest, Flipped.

A: The insanity! Also the over the top-ness.

Q: Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows is best described as a zany satirical show. What is the most zany performance you have ever done up to now?

A: It’s two. One was Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest: Flipped! The other was Betty/Edward in Cloud Nine.

Q: What is your favorite TV Show?

A: That’s a really hard question. Bob’s Burgers and Sherlock.

Q: What is the worst TV show you have ever seen and why?

A: Love and HipHop. It’s the worst show…it’s really bad, but I can’t stop watching the hot mess. It’s entertaining and I feel like if I could be them for a day I’d have a great time. Jersey Shore is pretty bad too. I tried, but I couldn’t watch it. I love my trash TV, so you know it must be bad.

Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows is showing ONE WEEKEND ONLY at the Belfry Playhouse, The venue is located at 3324 Medlock Bridge Road in Norcross (Live Arts Theatre’s home location). The show runs Friday, October 6th at 8 pm. Saturday, October 7 at 8 pm, and Sunday, Oct 8 at 2:30.   Get your tickets now! The following weekend, Live Arts Theatre will be taking the production to the Community Theatre Festival in Carrollton on Oct. 14.