Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spotlight On...Heather Robb

Name: Heather Florence Robb

Hometown: Newark, Delaware

Education: Syracuse University

Select Credits: Fucking Hipsters (Evangeline, NYMF, Signature Theater)

Why theater?: Oh, you know - because it's there.

Tell us about Fucking Hipsters: It's a very tongue-in-cheek but also earnest representation of the Williamsburg music scene. With a twist.

What is it like to be a part of Fucking Hipsters?: It's like stupidly fun. And totally humbling - everyone is ridiculously talented and down-to-earth. It's been a great few weeks.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as artists?: I love simple stories with complex, well-developed characters. I love real, relatable theater that captures honest moments. I guess that's a little general but, well, it's true. I'm inspired by friends, the community around me - Darcy Fowler is a dear friend and a young playwright who inspires me on a daily basis.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Well yeah, of course. Anybodys in West Side Story, to name one.

What’s your favorite show tune?: Hmm. There are so many great ones and I'm terrible at choosing favorites. Right now the first song that comes to mind is "So in Love" from Kiss me Kate.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'm very excited about the work being done by the Punchdrunk Theater Company out of the UK. I'd love to work with them someday.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: It would be called "Baby Giraffe" and I would be played by my friend Kate Stein.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Most recently, The Lapsburgh Layover at Ars Nova. It was created by a great theater company out of Philadelphia called 'The Berserker Residents.'

What’s up next?: My band (The Spring Standards) is finishing up our next record, which will be released early next year.

For more information on The Spring Standards, please visit