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Meet our THE EVA TRILOGY team: Megan Trout

Ciera Eis
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Cast & Crew Bios
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Oct 25, 2017

Megan, the elusive Nymph (who appears digitally), answers a few questions about the show, her admiration for Eva, and performing as a tapping plumber!

Megan Trout (Nymph). Photo by: Sonia Fernandez.

Can you tell us a little about your character? What do you think is his/her best or worst quality? 

My character is ancient magic and eternal youth and pure desire. ...She's pretty great. Best quality: Fiercely loyal. Worst quality: I guess she can be a little self serving but she would not see that as a bad thing :)

What is your favorite line in The Eva Trilogy

"I ask them to but the knees won't bend."- Eva (No Coast Road)

Megan Trout (Nymph). Photo by: Hana Kim.
Which of the characters in the trilogy do you connect with?  

Oh man, Eva is THE SHIT. So freaking brave. Being in rehearsals for No Coast Road (part 3) was terribly inspiring. No spoilers - but I could only hope that if I made the choices and earned the consequences Eva made that I could handle the results with such grace and humor.

Is there one of the plays in the trilogy that resonates with you more than the others? If so, why?

Unfair question! Each of the plays offers such a unique experience which completely informs the next. ...That said, I will talk a little bit about The Roar (part 2). I really savor this play because we get to meet several characters described in Eden (part 1), all connected to the event in question. Their hearts are so huge and they work so hard and you just really feel like you're in their town and you KNOW them. Watching them navigate what is likely the most publicly intense time of their lives is both harrowing and heartwarming, as they work out how they feel about what happened in real time. You love them and your heart breaks for them and you still want justice through it all.

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Shotgun Players, 2017) dir. Mark Jackson. Photo by Pak Han.

How did you get into theatre?

I went to a pretty amazing elementary school that always had some sort of performance oriented event happening. We were constantly taking time in the day to push aside our desks and rehearse whichever song and dance number we were to perform next. One of my favorites was for a Student of the Month assembly with the theme: "When I Grow Up". My class did a choral tap number in overalls with plungers for canes and sang this jazzy, vaudeville-esque song about how it was a "great, great thing to be a plumber." I still know it all by heart.

Ciera Eis

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