Hole in the Wall’s newest production, Still Life With Iris, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. In this installment of Meet the Actor, we meet Ian Rothauser, who plays Elmer and Third String in the play.

Describe the characters you play? Elmer is Iris’ friend who is often accused of stealing things. Third String is a tough character who is Captain Also’s helper in the tunnel.

What is Tony Palmieri like as a director? Tony is a great director and a great actor

When did you start doing theater? I started theatre when I was about 7 years old

What was your first role? My first real role was the Duke in Cinderella

What do you like the most about doing theatre?  I like making the audience laugh and watch as they go through a journey

How old are you? I am 11 years old.

What grade are you in? 6th grade

Favorite Subject in School: Math or language arts

Favorite Movie: Mulan and The Avengers

Favorite Actor: Jack Black

Favorite Singer: Brendan Urie

Favorite Musical: Les Miserables

Memorizing Lines:  Memorizing lines is normally pretty easy

Any siblings: I have one older brother

Message of Still Life With Iris: Still Life With Iris is about identity and family. You have to stay true to yourself and don’t try to be anyone else. Also, your family is always supporting you.

Come see Ian and the rest of the cast in Still Life With Iris. This is the closing weekend. Performances run Friday, April 15th  & Saturday, April 16th  at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 (General Admission), $15.00 (students & seniors) and free for children, age twelve and under, thanks to a grant from the Long Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at the door and online at