What was your favorite moment from Escaped Alone process? What was the most challenging part of the process?
My favorite moments on Escaped Alone -- or really with any play, are in rehearsal, I include the workshop in that process. I am one of those actors who would happily rehearse forever. I love being able to try out all kinds of different ways of doing things and, even more, I love responding to how the other actors change. It's very alive, a bit like working without a net, in that you don't necessarily know where a particular choice might take you. With Escaped Alone we had Loretta to guide and nudge and inspire us. She created an atmosphere that was both safe and very exciting. I don't think we could have had a better mix of director and actors. The five of us were only together for a week, I can't speak for anyone else, but I felt very bonded to everyone. Another gift of a rehearsal period well run.
What is your favorite line in the play? (it doesn't have to be your character's line)
My favorite line is hard to pin down -- this is Caryl Churchill after all and she has no shortage of wonderful lines. That said, I am absolutely in love with: "We do shock easier." I think it's Lena's line and it makes me laugh every time.
Have your ideas about what is most essential to theatre/theatremaking evolved in this moment when theatres are closed?
The most essential thing for any act of creativity is to keep doing it. I am very proud of my profession and the way people are figuring out how to keep making theatre -- no, it's not the same as being IN the theatre, but it's a whole lot better than nothing and often beats out a lot of Netflix, at least in my book. I was amazed to discover how moving it is to have someone whisper a story in your ear, which is kind of what we are doing in Escaped Alone.