Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spotlight On...Sara Antkowiak

Name: Sara Antkowiak

Hometown: Rye, NH

Education: University of New Hampshire, summa cum laude

Select Credits: Elsinore County (Rosensern, Theatre Row), "One Life to Live" (Genevieve, ABC), Tales of Hoffmann (The Metropolitan Opera)

Why theater?: There is nothing like the energy of a live audience. I’ve been on a stage since I was two years old and I’ve loved every second of it.  Its very addictive…

Who do you play in Pretty Babies?: Randi. The name says it all.

Tell us about Pretty Babies: Its intense!  Very fast-paced, funny, but a twist of dark and disturbing.  I’ve been dying to do this play for over two years and its finally happening!

What is it like being a part of Pretty Babies?: We’re truly a family.  I love going to rehearsals and seeing my fellow company members.  We are all there because we love the work, we love each other, and we believe very strongly in what we are doing and how we can entertain and inspire audiences.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love perfectly choreographed and executed movements- whether they are in a dance concert, a musical (especially original Fosse choreography), or in a Shakespearean comedy (Mark Rylance in Twelfth Night).

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Anything written by Nicky Silver.  I’ve been obsessed for years with his rich, eccentric characters and dark farcical style.  I definitely see myself playing one of those roles.

What’s your favorite showtune?: “I Gotcha” from Liza with a Z.

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

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: "The Polish Princess"- starring Jim Carrey in a wig.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Opening night of Sweet Charity with Gwen Verdon.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: PRETTY BABIES.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Dark chocolate and episodes of "Sex and the City".

What’s up next?: Re-decorating my apartment and a visit to see my family in NH after this busy season.