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Personal Log: Julia Buck (T'Pring)

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Julia grew up in New Jersey and came to Seattle by way of Los Angeles five years ago. She played McCoy in Outdoor Trek's 2011 production  This Side of Paradise  after seeing the group rehearse while she was in a production of  Much Ado About Nothing . Julia can most frequently be found onstage at Valley Center Stage in North Bend; she continues her theatrical training with Aaron Levin. When not doing theater, she works at Expedia in their email marketing department. What do you think of Outdoor Trek so far, and what are you looking forward to about the upcoming production? I love Outdoor Trek-- it's been one of my favorite summer traditions in Seattle to be a part of, and I love the thought and care that go into re-imagining instead of just re-creating. I'm most looking forward to sharing a nuanced version of T'Pring. While her actions are not sympathetic, especially to an audience that knows and loves Spock, I see someone who has been placed in a difficult sit

Personal Log: Patrick Hogan (McCoy)

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Patrick is an easygoing chap who enjoys French fries, hiking and world travel, in that order – sometimes even in combination! What do you think of Outdoor Trek so far, and what are you looking forward to about the upcoming production? Patrick’s life has not been the same since Outdoor Trek beamed into it!  He watched all of the Star Trek original series episodes including Amok Time over and over as a kid in the late sixties and early seventies.  To get to play Doctor McCoy and say some of his famous lines leaves Patrick over the moon (and Pluto.) What cool things do you do in your life apart from Outdoor Trek? Patrick says that the coolest thing he does is Playback Theater, an improvisational performance art in which audience members tell their stories and see them enacted on the spot, such that actors and audience and “teller” become one.  Outside of the acting world, Patrick has visited a bucketful of amazing locations including the Taj Majal, Timbuktu, the Great W