Describe your experience working with your director, Rachel Stevens.
I just want to hang out with her in her brain, she has such an imagination! You can never tell what will happen next. She blows my mind. She takes a pretty straight story and adds a universe of creative ideas and whimsy.
What special preparation have you undertaken to understand your character? Have you ever played someone like her?
To prepare for this role, I am living this character. The challenge is to make my character more than just comic relief, but to make her human and able to fit with the rest of the characters. I am working at finding her humanity
How do you feel about working with a cast size of 7, versus smaller or larger casts you have worked with in the past?
I love the size of the cast. Everyone is on everyone’s team, helping each other. This is a group of pros; a room full of winners. I personally have experience as both an actress and director. I love to direct big casts, but I like to be in a small cast – you get more one on one time with the director.
This isn't your first time working with Front Porch Theatricals. What brought you back?
I realize that this is a show I might never get to do otherwise or again. I read through the characters and said, no, no no, can’t play that and then, YES I can. This is such a change from The Light in the Piazza – it is a little more comedic, less intense; less opera and more musical theater. I always love coming back to Front Porch – it’s like a family reunion and a pleasure. I am lucky to be part of the Front Porch Theatricals family.