Thursday, September 22, 2016
Spotlight On...Kathleen Marsh
Hometown: My family and I lived all over the country but the closest thing to a home town would be South Windsor Connecticut where I went to high School.
Education: I have BA in Theater from the University of Maryland
Select Credits: Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Night of the Iguana, Rumors and Footloose. My favorite roles have been in the plays Rapture and Little Beasts written for me by my sister, playwright Jeanne Marshall.
Why theater: The theater chose me at a very young age. I was always shy as a child but wasn't shy on stage and it has always appealed to my need to lead a creative life.
Who do you play in Hedda (Gabler)?: I play Miss Julia Tesman
Tell us about Hedda (Gabler): It is a wonderful, accessible new adaptation by Matt Minnicino. The production is inventively directed by Joseph Mitchell Parks and produced by The Wandering Bark Theatre Company.
What is it like being part of Hedda (Gabler)?: It is an absolutely talented cast and crew. This is my second production with The Wandering Bark Theatre Company and they are heaven!
What kind of theater speaks to you? Who or what inspires you as an artist?: I am a big believer in cross pollination! I am also a parent, painter, avid gardener and novice Celtic harp player all of which inspire and inform me .
What's your favorite showtune?: I have many favorites for a variety of reasons but I cry every single time I hear Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald sing "Wheels of a Dream" from Ragtime.
If you could work with anyone who would it be?: It would be Vanessa Redgrave.
Who would you play in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I would definitely want to play my mother... She is amazing. I haven't the foggiest idea what it would be called.
If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: The original cast of The Glass Menagerie to see Laurette Taylor's performance as Amanda Wingfield.
What's your biggest guilty pleasure?: Spending hours in my art studio playing VERY loud music and painting.
Whats up next?: Hopefully more.