If you’ve been in Stonington at any point since September, you’ve probably run into OHA’s Facilities and Stage Technician, Henry Teverow – whether it was here at the Opera House or through his other position as the town’s Economic Development Director. But how much do you know about the young gentleman from away? After today, a little bit more…
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York—practically the same town as “Brooklin with an ‘I’”, across the bridge. I’ve spent practically every summer of my life on the island, though, which makes me a local…right, guys?
How would your elementary school classmates remember you?
My elementary school classmates would hopefully remember me as being a sweet and nice kid—probably more than can be said for my classmates after elementary school. I always thought I peaked developmentally in fifth grade.
Name four fictional character with whom you’d be okay being stuck in an elevator. Why?
In no particular order: the talking tree grandma from Pocahontas—I think she could impart some serious knowledge unto me while we wait to be unstuck. Luke from Cool Hand Luke, because he’d be able to find a way to escape—and then we’d do some world shaking. Agnes from David Copperfield, so that I might hopefully catch some of her decency through osmosis. Lastly, whoever Tommy Chong plays in Up in Smoke.
If you were a cartoon character, what cartoon character would you be?
I don’t know what character I’d be, but I’d like to be a hybrid of Gandalf, Han Solo, and Speed Racer—I’m getting light-headed just thinking of all the greatness.
When did you first fall in love with theater?
April 26th, 1564.
Want the opportunity to pepper Henry with your own questions? Come down to the Opera House for our weekend movies! Unbroken is this weekend’s selection, with Selmaand The Imitation Game coming up next. If you don’t find Henry helping out in the projection booth, you’ll probably see him tirelessly digging us out of the snow. In this case, you can likely convince him to help you build a pre-movie snowman.
OHA Co-founder Carol Estey’s niece, Sarah Estey, an accomplished ballet teacher, holds a dance class for littles on the Opera House stage in 2001-02.
Members of the OHA team and Deer Isle-Stonington schools are currently down in DC celebrating our partnership with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education. Visit our eduction page to learn more about how arts can be used to enrich student learning experiences!