Sunday, January 10, 2016

Spotlight On...Layla Khoshnoudi

Name: Layla Khoshnoudi

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Education: MFA in Acting, Brooklyn College

Select Credits: Dido of Idaho (EST); Wyoming (Lesser America); Women (Hollywood Fringe)

Why theater?: Pure empathy, and also interesting times.

Who do you play in The Offending Gesture?: Noble Wolf

Tell us about The Offending Gesture: It's a kind of fascism cabaret with comical, frightening and blinding irony.

What is it like being a part of The Offending Gesture?: Firstly an honor. It's also very fun, and in some ways scary.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Dance theater or melodrama. At this very moment James Blake and Mary Carr

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Hedda Gabler, Shylock

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Wig in a Box”

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Michael Fassbender, duh

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:  Hm. Maybe I would play my dad (I could utilize my experience as Noble Wolf), and it'd be called "Steady". Or maybe "Layla".

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Scenes from a Marriage

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I haven't seen recommendable theater in a bit so I'll go with TV: "Transparent"

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Masturbation

What’s up next?: Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons