nytheatre.com q&a preview by Quinn Warren
October 16, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
Growing up, I had little exposure to theatre. My childhood was devoted to athletics, I excelled in swimming and travelled an hour everyday to train on an elite team. I loved movies though and always had a secret desire to perform. In high school, I quit swimming and decided to take dance and acting classes. When it came time to choose a college major I chose Theatre Arts, even though I had never acted in a play! I just had a feeling that working in theater would make me very happy. Looking back, I can see it was a risky choice, but one I am very glad I made.
What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I have been fortunate to have had some truly wonderful theatrical experiences since moving to NYC. Regionally i've worked with Emily Mann at the McCarter Theatre and Kennedy Center on the world premiere of her play Mrs. Packard, which remains one of the best experiences of my life. I also worked closely with Bekah Brunstetter, playing the lead role of Betty in her play You May Go Now at Centenary Stage Company, and this past summer I appeared in Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses at Playhouse on Park in Hartford, CT which was a dream show of mine. New York theatre highlights include Chantal Bilodeau's Green Dating at the Estrogenius Festival, directed by Barbara Harrison, and playing Hamlet in an all-female version of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the MITF, directed by Glenn De Kler.
How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
I was recommended to the casting directed by one of the producers who I had previously worked with. We had an intense callback process through which I really got a feeling for who the director was and how he worked, which helped when deciding whether or not to accept the role.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Definitely surprising and, might I add, shocking! At the end of Progeny I don't think the audience is going to know what hit them.
Who are your heroes?
My grandma, Jean Warren.