Monday, October 17, 2016
Spotlight On...Elena Grosso
Hometown: Venice (Italy)
Education: The Lee Strasberg Theater And Film Institute
Why theater?: Theater give me the possibility to be truly myself , playing somebody else, live in front of an audience.
Who do you play in Fear Fest?: I play two different characters, one is a young woman who is not ready to “leave “ this word yet, the other is a peculiar girl who is in love with a vampire.
Tell us about Fear Fest: It’s a series of different scenes all related to each other with the theme of the obscure the sinister and the horror , with a comedy twist.
What is it like being a part of Fear Fest?: It’s been very fun working with such a diverse group of people , the experience of working for a small theater it’s always great because you get to know everyone and you get to work really hard.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love theater in general, i love it when it’s real and dynamic, given my background I am always looking for real life on stage!
Any roles you’re dying to play?: I always wanted to play Martha from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, I’ve played many time at school but i can’t wait to play it in the theaters around us!
What’s your favorite showtune?: Before every show i love listening to music and it’s always different but I have to say that for this character nothing gets me in the mood like some Foo Fighters songs.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I would love to work with Christian Bale, he is now my favorite actor.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I think the movie would be called : “How to make mistakes but always look innocent” and maybe Amy Schumer?
If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: I would go back to see Kim Stanley in The Three Sisters directed by The Actor Studio.
What show have you recommended to your friends?: The last I recommended was Den of Thieves which is one of my favorite plays.
What’s up next?: My next project is working on my web series that shows how is the life of an Italian Actress in New York.
For more on Elena, visit elenagrosso.com