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Meet Dirk Rogers

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Today we'd like to introduce you to Dirk Rogers.

Current Location: San Clemente, Ca

Dirk, before we jump into it, why don't you tell us a little about your story.

I started performing as far back as I can remember. My real first intro to performing was, I believe 4th grade, where I played a witch for a play where I had the speech "Bubble, bubble toile and trouble. After midnight pay us double." I was hooked and went on to get the lead role as Prince Peppermint Stick in Candyland where I had my first stage kiss. Today theater, and performing on stage is what I love but don't get to do it as much anymore.

Overall, has it been a rather smooth road? If not, what are some of the struggles you've experienced along the way?

I don't know how many times I almost reached (so I thought) the "big time."

Can you tell us about what you are currently working on? Anything you have been focused on during this time of quarantine?

I am currently working full-time as a facilities director at Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente and also as Master carpenter and designer at The Cabrillo Playhouse.

Do you have an early childhood memory that you fondly remember?

Getting to get the theater bug so early in my life.

What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?

Everytime I get to perform. Especially for my wife and kids.

The upcoming Virtual Revue you are performing in is titled TOGETHER. What role do you think the arts has played in unifying people?

Especially in these time of racial unrest, the theater world has allowed me to to become close people regardless of race, religion or otherwise.

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