Monday, July 20, 2015

Personal Log: Patrick Hogan (McCoy)


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 Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, Paddington Station, the Colosseum and zillions of special places in the USA like the Badlands, the Everglades, the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridges, the Gateway Arch, Zion National Park, and Primanti Brother’s sandwich shops (with the French fries right on the sandwich.)  He can not recommend travel more strongly. 

What history do you have with theatrical productions?
Aside from Outdoor Trek, Patrick is involved with Threshold Ensemble, doing Playback Theater and he has performed in shows around town, recently bursting onto the stage night after night as one of the Proteans in Driftwood Players’ production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and starring as Frank Foster in Redwood Theatre’s hilarious, farcical How the Other Half Loves.

What history do you have with Star Trek?
This is Patrick’s first encounter with the magic of Outdoor Trek.

What's one thing you think an extraterrestrial should know about humanity ?
We should not be judged too harshly or too soon!

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