A postcard profile on producer and actor Joel Cochrane

Caroline Russell-King offers up another postcard profile, this time with producer/actor Joel Cochrane (with a nod to Bernard Pivot and James Lipton).

What is the next project for you? 

Mules, a new play by Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic in Toronto with Theatre Front.

How do you contribute to this piece? 

I am one of the producers.

What is your greatest creative challenge?

Finding interesting and edgy work to produce.

What turns you on creatively? 

A great acting role, great people to work with and a new challenge.

What turns you off creatively? 

Doing the same things, feeling stagnant, and naysayers. 

What’s one thing you’re really good at? 

I’m a pretty good visionary.

If you could resurrect and share a drink with a dead person who would it be?

William Shakespeare.

What is one thing you wish you’d known sooner?

When to cut my losses.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Musician or singer.

 What would you do with extreme wealth? 

(Smiles) Kinda what I do … and vacation more.

What is one piece of advice you would give to the person who wants to do what you do? 

Be clear about what you want to do. Be very picky finding like-minded people and then just go do it!

(Photo of Joel Cochrane courtesy Caroline Russell-King.)

Caroline Russell-King is a playwright, dramaturg, and instructor. She is a member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Dramatist Guild of America and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. You can find her work here