Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spotlight On...Megan Hill

Name: Megan Hill

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Education: MFA in Acting, Moscow Art Theatre/American Repertory Theater IATT at Harvard University; BFA in Acting and Original Works, Cornish College of the Arts

Select Credits: "ME+U" (Web Series); The House of Von Macrame (The Management/ Bushwick Starr); Hand to God (EST); Crystal Skillman's Cut and Open; Company member of The Management, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Studio 42

Why theater?: It's like that nursery rhyme: When it's good, it's very, very good.

Tell us about HELIX, HELIX: The story of you, me, and us; A Sloan Commission: It's more about me than you, but it's still about us. It's a play about science. It's a play about family. It's a play about how boring most plays about science and family are.

What is it like being a part of HELIX, HELIX: The story of you, me, and us; A Sloan Commission?: Grueling. Morgan Gould is a hack. The rest of the cast is okay.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater that's a little bit messy, that doesn't take itself too seriously, and isn't lazy. Theater that isn't spelled with an "re". I'm inspired most by anything outside of theater.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Anything new.

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Big Spender” from Sweet Charity; Any song from Really Rosie

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Carol Channing, Elaine Stritch, Joan Rivers. Well, really I would just like to have a ladies' night with them.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: "Why You So Hairy, Fart Lady?: A Story of Triumph in the Search for a Journey: The Megan Hill Story" OR "How to Make your Face a Meal for Cats: A Guide to Dying Alone" both starring John Turturro

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Big Ang's Miami Monkey (Mob Wives' spinoff)

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Not sure-- "Paradise City" by Guns 'N Roses is probably up there.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Anything with Big Ang. Real Housewives. Coco (Ice T's wife), she can balance a beer can on her ass and she has a heart of gold. I love Ice T and Coco.

What’s up next?: The Claque's Spotlight Fellowship. Collaborations with Joshua Conkel, Crystal Skillman, Darcy Fowler, Eric Dufault, Heather Robb, Margot Bordelon, Meg Sturiano, and Stein/Holum.