Did your father’s career as an actor help inspire your passion for theatre and the arts?
Christine Dolen: Some of my earliest arts encounters happened when my father was doing summer stock theater at Playhouse-on-the-Green near Columbus, Ohio. Each week, my very familiar dad would transform into someone else. I would watch and marvel, meet his fellow actors, find myself fascinated with a succession of plays. My mother, who worked at Ohio State University, exposed my sister and me to the arts by taking us to performances there. So both of my parents were deeply attuned to or involved with the arts, and they passed the passion along.