December Insider Spotlight: Meet Travis Amiel
In case you missed our first Boston Insider Spotlight in November – we’ll fill you in! Each month, we’ll profile Boston residents and TodayTix aficionados about their thoughts on the local theater scene. Think of it like consulting your cool, knowledgeable friend about everything to see and do in your city!
Read on to learn more about the what makes the Boston theater scene unique, where to find the best pastry in the city, and why Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a truly iconic work.
Meet Travis Amiel: Travis is a theater student at Emerson College, originally from Westchester, NY. He’s drawn to experimental performance and political theater that makes people uncomfortable!
What are your favorite things about the Boston theater scene?
Many of the theater companies in Boston are focused on producing work with local artists, and their programming reflects the issues and citizens of this city.
If friends were visiting Boston from out of town for the day, what would you do with them?
First, I’d take them through Boston Common & Boston Public Garden, then visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and finally grab dinner at Clover in Harvard Square. We’d also try to catch some theater, and end with a late-night pastry at Bovas.
Tell us about a memorable theatergoing experience in Boston.
One of my favorite plays I’ve seen in Boston is Necessary Monsters at SpeakEasy Stage Company. It’s an experimental, bizarre, and positively uncomfortable series of weird scenes. It’s a dream and nightmare that’s simultaneously mesmerizing and indescribable, while also managing to be hilarious.
What’s your favorite musical of all time, and why?
Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It has a story that breaks your heart, and the music is authentic rock. You’re likely to cry your eyes out while watching it. I wish the world could all get together and watch the film adaption (which is also perfect).
Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters.
I’m definitely a mix of Kenneth the Page (30 Rock), Sally Bowles (Cabaret), and Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet).