nytheatre.com q&a preview by Erin Stockie
October 20, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
Well, randomly, I was born in Wasilla, Alaska, raised in Savannah, Georgia, and went to school in San Antonio, Texas (with a few other pit stops along the way).
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
I really adored Roundabout Theatre's production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter. It was such a unique show with an interesting mix of music, film, and traditional theatre. (Other past favorites include The Understudy and The Little Dog Laughed).
How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
For one brief and shining moment in aviation history (that was slightly more recent than the Pan Am days) I was a flight attendant, which is where I met, Rachel, the author. We bonded over a mutual love of Australia and The Sopranos and apparently, now I get to perform in all of her shows. Also, since I was a southern transplant to the North, I decided to infiltrate her group of Yankee friends so I could find out what a bialy was...which is how I met Ethan, the director.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Smart (It has to be, its inspired by The Onion)
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
Is it wrong to say that I would force Megan Mullally and Julie White to perform in a show with me? It is, I know. I probably should say something more altruistic, but I just can't think of anything at the moment...