Dale was interviewed by Meagan Meehan about Fruma Sarah (Waiting in the Wings) for The HVY. Part of the interview is below, but you can see the entire interview on The Hvy.
Meagan Meehan (MM): How did you discover your talent for writing and what was it about plays that most interested you?
Dale Smith (DES): Live theatre has always fascinated me in a deep way. One time, when I was about three or so, my mom– a high school teacher– was taking her students to see a matinee of some play at the local college. She couldn’t find a babysitter, so she took me along. Reportedly I was rapt by the entire experience. She was worried that I would get antsy, of course, but that didn’t prove to be an issue. I was in awe. As an only child growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I had to find ways to entertain myself, and my fascination with live performance became a big part of that. I would create stories and act them out with my friends. I would put on concerts in my bedroom and use a jump rope as a microphone. I had a whole set-up with flashlights pointed at me and everything. So, to answer your question, I think that my love for plays and performance was almost genetic.