Monday, February 24, 2014

Spotlight On...Maria Wojciechowski

Name: Maria Wojciechowski

Hometown: Mobile, Al (Currently in Chicago)

Education: BA in Drama from University of South Alabama

Favorite Credits: Stand Up duo: Abbaria, ensemble member at iO Theater's Saturday/SATURDAY

Why theater?: I've always loved performing. I started dancing when I was two and just could never imagine my life without being on stage.

Tell us about Almost A Genius?: It's a comedy show about my experiences with bipolar disorder. I incorporate solo sketch, stand up, monologues, music and dance.

What inspired you to create Almost A Genius?: I'd always wanted to do a show where I could throw everything I like to do in there. And when I received my diagnosis I wrote a bunch that night and figured... this is it.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love all types of theater. I really am inspired by people/companies that take risks.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Everyone. This is a solo show!

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Double Happiness. My friend Kelly is in it and she's a sweetheart.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I don't know. I'll go with Jennifer Lawrence and it will be called "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I love binge watching Netflix

What’s the most played song on your iPod?:
"Constant Conversations" by Passion Pit

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Who knows. I love doing everything.

What’s up next?: Just heading back to Chicago and keep working on doing comedy.