Monday, July 16, 2012

Spotlight On...Sara Kapner

Name: Sara Kapner

Hometown: New York, New York!

Education: BA in Communications and Media Studies, Fordham University

Select Credits: Hollywood Arms (Broadway); The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne, Delaware Theatre Company); Captain Louie (Amy, York Theatre/The Little Shubert Theatre); Children's Letters to God (Joanna, Lambs Theatre)

Why theater?:
It's the only career that makes me feel fulfilled and happy. Nothing moves me as much as a good piece of theatre.

Tell us about Trouble:
Trouble is a fun rock musical, as well as a glimpse into the lives of real teenagers with real issues. The score rocks all our faces off, while the story brings us in. Trouble is such a colorful piece of theatre and as honest as a show can be.

What is it like being a part of Trouble?: I feel really fortunate to be a part of this show. Jen is a person who feels things deeply -- and I think any actor can tell you, it is the most exciting kind of person to play. The other actors in this show are flawless. I'm really lucky to be working opposite Justin, he really takes care of his role and is so willing to jump in and help whenever we need it.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: So many different kinds of theatre speak to me. If the production is well done, I will appreciate it and respect it. What inspires me most is seeing people like me on stage doing their thing. I always think, if they can do it, I can do it too!

Any roles you’re dying to play?:
My ultimate dream role is Eponine in Les Miz.

What’s your favorite showtune?:
This is a tough question -- there are too many. Currently (besides all the music in Trouble) I'm loving the song "Secondary Characters" from title of show! I could listen to Heidi Bleckinstaff sing all day.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?:
Joe Mantello

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Christina Ricci, because Carolyn Malfa (our amazing swing) says I look like her!!! And it would be called "I'm the luckiest duck because I get to do what I love everyday and my parents still love me even though i get cranky and complain to them that I'm tired."

What show have you recommended to your friends?:
Recently, Peter and the Starcatcher. It's unbelievable.

What’s up next?: Who knows! I'm living in the moment and letting life happen. I can't wait to see how life after college far so good!