Thursday, November 6, 2014
The 7th Inning Stretch with...Chloé Malaisé
Hometown: This one’s always tricky…. I was born in Asuncion, Paraguay, but I’ll say Weston, Florida because that’s where I grew up for 10 years before moving to NYC.
Education: Musical Theatre at AMDA – American Musical & Dramatic Academy. 2013 grad
Tell us about Stripped: Stripped follows the story of a young man, Chester, along with his friends and family, as he returns home after being kicked out of the Marines. Stripped is about just that, being stripped down whether involuntarily or willingly, literally and metaphorically, physically and mentally. All characters travel an extensive road of emotions in the couple of days in which this story takes place, and the end is as executive-producer Liz Regan said, “an ending that'll feel like you're getting hit with a baseball bat” !
Describe Stripped in 3 words: Raw, vulnerability, acceptance.
Who do you play in Stripped?: Diana aka Coventry Cove, stripper, or as I’d prefer to call it, dancer. I am Chester’s ex-neighbor and childhood sweetheart.
Describe your character in 3 words: Stubborn, strong, Luisa.
Are you a baseball fan or a baseball player?: I was not ever too big of a baseball fan until I started working on Stripped. The excitement of Tyler, the playwright, and Ben, playing Hawkes, about the Giants radiated at every rehearsal. I had no choice.
What’s your favorite MLB team?: I think by default I am now a Giants fan. The night of the last game of the world series, we all ran to a Giants bar after rehearsal and got there right before the bottom of the ninth inning. I learned a lot about baseball in those last 20 minutes, and I experienced them winning the World Series. Giants it is.
Which company member is most athletic?: I would have to say Alex, which suits him because he’s playing Mr. Military man aka Chester.
Most competitive?: Christian! Playing Calvin. Never in a bad way, always in a constructive and fun way.
Most likely to work at a strip club?: JORDAN. He’s playing Hobbes. I would not put it past him.
Most likely to be a pro baseball player?: Tyler Grimes, playwright. Whether he can actually play well or not at all is irrelevant. He’s got the motivation and the drive to get him there.
Most likely to wake up next to you in a jail cell?: Liz Regan. Executive Producer. This little mischievous lady always gets me to say okay to everything and it’s for good reason as there is never a dull moment. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if I wake up in a jail and Liz is seating next to me with an “oopsies” look on her face.
What’s your favorite ballgame snack?: POP.CORN. It never gets old. Anywhere.
What is the best part about being a part of Stripped?: Being part of this show has brought on some very new experiences as an actor and a person. I’ve had to break some barriers and go as vulnerable as I’ve ever been. I have met some absolutely incredible people in the process and I feel so lucky to get the chance to share the stage with them.
What’s your favorite moment in Stripped?: The moment Chester and Diana see each other for the first time after many many years.
Why should we come see Stripped?: Stripped is filled with so many emotions that anyone can relate to. We hope to make the audience both laugh and cry, maybe at the same time, maybe not. Who knows, but what we do know is that we’re working hard and playing harder to make this a memorable theatre experience for everyone that attends!