Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Spotlight On...Andrea Lynn Green
Hometown: Greenwich, NY
Education: B.A Theater Arts Performance, Minor in Eastern European/Russian Studies
Select Credits: Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote (Primary Stages), Giant (Dallas Theater Center), Lucy (Delaware Theatre Company), Rocket Science (Playwrights Horizons)
Why theater?: I started in summer stock at a local theater when I was about 8 years old. I wanted to live there. I felt so alive, at home, and loved. That's how I got bit. I could feel how important the story telling was, how it moved us, and our small town audiences. This little theater in the middle of farm country was so incredibly powerful. It affected thousands of people lives. It educated me more than any summer program could have dreamed of. Theater transformed me, taught me life lessons, taught me about the world and humanity from one little stage in one tiny town. I want to spend my life passing that on.
Tell us about (un)real: After the death of her mother, Catherine, a young aspiring writer living in NYC struggling to make ends meet, gives herself the help she needs to get through the crushing loss by creating a fictional character; a twin brother. As her turbulent family past threatens to drag her deeper into her own abyss, she uncovers family secrets that bring her life of fiction into reality.
What is it like being a part of (un)real?: It's been an amazing time getting to work with such inspiring and talented people. I love our cast, our creatives, everyone is doing such great work. I am really excited. This play is really special.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I tend to gravitate towards stories that revolve around character. I don't care for gratuitous spectacle. I care about human stories. I love when history and fiction meet.
Any roles you’re dying to play?: Catherine in (un)real! She's a fascinating character. I also really love doing comedy, so bring on the comedic character roles.
What’s your favorite showtune?: I don't have a favorite. I love oldies though. Oh boy do I love the oldies. Gershwin. Bob Merrill's "Mira" is beautiful. I also love Yip Harburg.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'm gonna say Will Farrell. I'd like to be in a comedy with him. A short sketch video, or a play.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Well, since I am an actor, I had better be playing myself. But if I'm still not famous enough yet, the role might go to someone like Emma Stone. I think she could get me. It would be a dark indie comedy. Perhaps called, "I CAN HAZ CATZ??" *Disclaimer: I only have one cat but I am obsessed with him his name is Walter.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Binge watching awesome television shows...and sometimes really crappy shows that just let my brain go hmmmmmbuzzzglarrrrrrrrrrhk.
What’s up next?: Auditions. I'm also writing in my spare time. I've started writing a few different things, I hope to get them finished this year.