How did you get into theater? 4th grade: I played Aladdin in our Girl Scout play, but I really wanted to play the princess and wear the dress. However, I got my big break in 8th grade when I was given the role of Katrin in I Remember Mama. The cool girls couldn't understand it, but I was hooked. I went on to do high school shows at our local boy's high school. I majored in theatre in college and went on to work in Philly for many years before moving to NYC.
VHTD usually works on shows more than once. What is the biggest challenge of revisiting a work? I keep trying to go back to old lines if I am not totally focused on what I am saying and doing. Words and lines get into your body as much as in your memory.
What drew you most to your character or this production? It reminds me so much of my mother and my Nanna (her mother) in the way that they were reverent on the outside and totally practical in a lot of their daily lives.
For Heaven’s Sake! deals a lot with family. How has your family influenced your work on this production? I channel Nana physically! At least that's what my Aunt said when she saw the NY production.
For Heaven’s Sake! is performing in Buffalo. Does that affect your performance? I hope we have the accent right!! I do feel a bit nervous about getting it right.
What is the one thing you want audiences to take away from this production? That love can be a glorious, painful, ever-changing experience and trumps all seeming differences.
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