nytheatre.com q&a preview by Lauren E. Young
June 10, 2013
What is your job on this show?
I'm an actor playing Eliza Doolittle. .
What is your show about?
An immersive gaelic approach to George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion!
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I typically like to do theatre that makes a conscious choice to include the audience within the story and acknowledges them as another member of the company. I also love Shakespeare and hope to perform in every play he has written.
What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I just received my Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which gave me ample opportunity to perform. I was Cordelia in King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe for their education program as part of my Master degree. I played several characters in Border Control, a staged reading at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. I was Mistress Overdone and Mariana at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's production of Measure For Measure. And toured throughout the UK with a new writing piece entitled Random Objects Flying Through the Air, written by Oliver Emanuel and directed by Kristin Davis.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I actually wasn't going to go to the audition because I felt extremely ill. But I sucked it up and went any, I don’t know what it was that led me in the end to go to the audition but I'm glad I did because the Stamp brothers and the entire cast are amazing!
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would give half of the money to non-profit organizations creating unique theatrical experiences for audiences. And I would give the other half to organizations that help keep the arts in schools around the country.