Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spotlight On...Sarah Lemp

Name: Sarah Lemp

Hometown: Ottawa, KS

Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Select Credits: Rantoul and Die (Cherry Lane); The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Squealer (Theatre for a New City_; Oh, Those Beautiful Weimar Girls! (La MaMa ETC_, The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side (P.S. 122)

Why theater?: It’s live. 

Who do you play in Enter at Forest Lawn?: I play Jessica McKenzie who is a new assistant to the main character, Jack Story

Tell us about Enter at Forest Lawn: Enter at Forest Lawn has always felt a bit like a Hollywood fever dream with larger implications about the cyclical nature of human behavior in an extremely high pressure, toxic environment.  Like a missing circle of Dante’s Inferno, but with laughs.

What is it like being a part of Enter at Forest Lawn?: It’s been a great experience.  We tackled these characters and the story in a really physical way, which has been an exciting way to work.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I like anything that challenges me, makes me uncomfortable, changes or questions a perspective I have.  I like to leave the theatre feeling a little disoriented.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Where to start...

What’s your favorite showtune?: ...um...

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Richard Maxwell, John Collins, Richard Foreman, Elizabeth LeCompte, Robert Wilson.  The more theatre I see, the longer the list gets.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” starring an angsty teen.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: They’ve both closed recently, but The Killer at Theatre for a New Audience and The Old Woman at BAM were fantastic.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Lots of NWA these days

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: "Law & Order: SVU" marathons

What’s up next?: Vacation.

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