Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spotlight On...Annie Prichard

Name: Annie Prichard

Hometown: Ventura, CA. Living and working in Chicago.

Education: MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul.

Select Credits: Another Bone (Redtwist Theatre) A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Stage Left), Crime Scene (Collaboration),  Complicated (Three Oaks Theatre Festival), Counterfeiters (Dog & Pony), The Altruists, Pleasant Dreams (Two Lights Theatre Company)

Why theater?: Because theatre happens right in front of you.

Who do you play in Another Kind of Love?: Kit Singer.

Tell us about Another Kind of Love: To me, Another Kind of Love is a play about falling apart. And then remembering the one thing that might save you. And going to get it.

What is it like being a part of Another Kind of Love?: This cast is really incredible. And playing music with these ladies has been some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: The honest kind. I’m inspired by the thing that is created in the room. I bring all of me, you bring all of you. And we’ll see what happens when we throw it all together. I think theatre at its best is really good at nurturing that creativity and using it to deepen the honesty and specificity of the work.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Romeo.

What’s your favorite showtune?: "Cabaret".

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Dexter Bullard.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I would play me and it would be called “Last Night’s Eyeliner”.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: The Hypocrites' Our Town. Chicago still hasn’t stopped talking about it.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I highly recommend The Grown-Up over at Shattered Globe, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. Couple weeks left, don’t miss it!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Arizona iced tea.

What’s up next?: Up next I’ll be joining Dog & Pony for their remount of The Whole World is Watching, a play with music about the Chicago ’68 DNC.