ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Douglas Pomin

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Douglas Pomin

Douglas Pomin rehearses as Seymour with Audrey II in RHSTCo's latest production, Little Shop Of Horrors.

Douglas Pomin rehearses as Seymour with Audrey II in RHSTCo's latest production, Little Shop Of Horrors.

(CAM MEDRANO / EYE OF THE TIGER)

Douglas Pomin rehearses as Seymour with Audrey II in RHSTCo's latest production, Little Shop Of Horrors.

(CAM MEDRANO / EYE OF THE TIGER)

(CAM MEDRANO / EYE OF THE TIGER)

Douglas Pomin rehearses as Seymour with Audrey II in RHSTCo's latest production, Little Shop Of Horrors.

AJ WELKER

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For his last performance with Roseville High Theatre Company, senior Douglas Pomin plays Seymour Krelborn in the dark musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors.

– AJ Welker

 

How do you feel about Seymour being your last role at Roseville High School?

It’s an honor. My journey through the RHS Theatre Company has been a progression from being someone that knows nothing about theatre whatsoever my sophomore year, to being the lead character, it’s like, boom, I made it.

All my hard work paid off. My dad told me when I first moved here and I did my first show, ‘I hope by your senior year, I get to see you be the lead role in front of that stage.’ And I just think about that, and how far I’ve come.

 

Seymour is a challenging character to play. How have you gone about creating him and embracing these challenges?

This iconically awkward character is very quirky. He loves weird plants, and he loves Audrey in the weirdest way possible.

There’s a lot of places where the character traits that Seymour has might be judged or shunned, but in the show, Seymour as a person is adored for being this awkward, and, to a degree, innocent character.

The biggest part of tackling Seymour as a character is just figuring out how to break free from your comfort zone after learning to pull back certain traits about you.

When you’re on stage, you let that loose, and for once you’re sort of loved for being that way. It’s sweet.

 

As you’re graduating, how do you think theatre is going to play a role in your college life?

Going into junior college, I’ve definitely based a lot of choices around theatre arts.

After my experience going to [Folsom Lake College] for Lenaea, I’ve definitely grown an attachment to that campus.

 

When did you first discover your passion for theatre?

My interest in theatre started growing during my first show at RHS, Noises Off.

Not exactly in the interest of theatre itself, more just the environment that it shares.

After Almost, Maine is when I started writing my first screenplay. I was inspired by a lot of my other classmates, and I’ve always been interested in making more creative stories.

The fall semester of my junior year was when I [decided] this is what I want to do forever.

 

What does doing Little Shop of Horrors your senior year mean to you?

I just really like this show. It’s a great show. I’m so honored and privileged to work with [these] people.

The relationships we’ve developed on stage are always on of my favorite parts about being in theatre.

This is one of those shows where I think it’s really important. It’s a privilege to get to do that. We share that experience. So thumbs up.