The opportunity to showcase a bunch of different styles of comedy and juxtaposing the hilarity with real human moments.
My mom has told me that when we first moved into her recently passed sister's house in Sacramento, she came into my room and I was talking to my Aunt Mara. I don't remember this happening, because I was about 3 years old, but I do believe that children especially can sense a presence of the supernatural, and that I did encounter my Aunt that night.
What is the greatest challenge you face with this show?
The balance of comedy to drama to straight up high stakes fear is really challenging to pull off, I think. Aside from having to memorize 3/4 of the play, I find that discovering the truth in the dramatic moments and balancing that with the comedic arguments written in has been especially fun to figure out.
What have been some of your favorite previous roles (or productions you have been involved with)?
I had a great opportunity to play Stevie in Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia at SFSU when I was in brown bag theater, which is a performance class meant to replicate theater in repertory. I also really enjoyed originating the role of Hebe in Juno en Victoria with Wily West a few summers ago. You can't really go wrong when you're playing a goddess.
I hope the audience will walk out of the theater with a smile, the play is really a comedy and I think we as a cast shine best when we are being ridiculous.