The concept is simple: 12 questions sent to one of Montreal’s amazing female artists. They answer, you read, you find out some random but facinating things about them, and you get a sneak peak into their upcoming projects. Sounds pretty good, eh? Follow the links within the post to learn more about…
1-What is your song of the moment?
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley. It’s been a trying time of late.
2-What is your favorite place to grab coffee in Montreal?
3-What is the first image that comes to mind when you think of the Harper government?
Voldemort and the Death Eaters
4-Which artists, dead or alive, would you wait in line to meet?
5-What is your number one travel or escape destination?
My bathtub, my kobo, with a glass of wine and my cell phone off.
6-What has been your favorite performance over the past 10 years anywhere in the world?
Difficult question! Scorched by Wadji Mouawad.
7-What first turned you on to theatre?
I had always been attracted to performing, whether it was figure skating, getting to read at the pulpit in church, or reading plays aloud in school. I saw Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet when I was 12, and I knew I wanted to perform it somehow. Then Black Theatre Workshop came to my high school and did Harriet T ( I think they might be doing the same show this year!), and seeing black actresses that I could speak to doing what I wanted to do, made the idea possible. Winston Sutton, who was AD at the time, saw me, and suggested that I try their YouthWorks program (or something equivalent, it may have had a different name) during the summer. My Mom wouldn’t let me. But the possibility of it all never left me.
8-If a friend is visiting Montreal, where is the first place you take them?
If they’re feeling touristy, I’d Old Montreal.
9-What is your upcoming project?
I start rehearsals for Random by Debbie Tucker Green.
10-What excites/scares/inspires you most about the project?
I have never done a one woman show before. The challenge of it terrifies me. It may also be lonely not having a cast, that so often becomes your family through the run of a show. But I’ve been told that once you do a one-person show, you can do anything. So I’m looking forward to feeling invincible in a few weeks. Though I may have to have Warona Setshwaelo, Paul Van Dyck and Michaela Di Cesare (to name a few) on speed-dial for advice. And I would do anything for any opportunity to work with Micheline.
12-What image or piece of music comes to mind when you think of the piece?
Time is a very important in the piece. How we are ruled by time. It is exact and definite and still intangible. I like this melting exploding clock and what a random event in time can do.