1) Name, year/age, major
Angela Sandall, Sophomore/ 19, Theater Arts and Advertising & Public Relations double major with an English minor.
2) What part do you play?
3) Tell us a bit about this process.
One difference between this production’s process and other productions I’ve been a part of is the fact that we were off book from day one which has expedited our journey tremendously. It has been a bit of a whirlwind, we’ve really attacked this show head on and that has been absolutely thrilling.
[Dramaturgical note: Being "off book" is a theatrical term for having every line of the show memorized, and therefore being able to rehearse without holding your script]
4) What’s the most exciting thing about your character?
One of my favorite things about Stella is the fact that she left her debutante life behind and pursued some independence in New Orleans. She would’ve been Blanche, except she met Stanley. After Blanche arrives she’s caught between these two opposing parts of her life. It makes for a fascinating dynamic.
5) What’re some of the biggest challenges you’re facing with this character and the show?
Stella is caught in between the love of her life, Stanley, and her sister, Blanche. It has been difficult to find the fine line between her love of her Blanche and Stanley and when she’s upset with them. Because the rehearsal process has been shortened I keep forgetting to slow down, take deep breaths, and listen to my scene partners. Luckily, I have an amazing cast, production team, and direction team to guide me in the right direction.
6) Anything you’d like to tell Arts Alive patrons and readers?
Come see the show and thank you so much for your patronage!
[Dramaturgical Note: The thoughts and views expressed in these profiles are those of the actors, and should always be read with their trademark senses of humor and personality in mind]