Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spotlight On...Alison Hixon

Name: Alison Hixon

Hometown: Storm Lake, IA

Education: Stephens College BFA

Select Credits: Lauren in Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, Girl in Autobahn by Neil LaBute. Filmography: Jesse in "Mercy's Girl" directed by Emily Lape, Lillian in "Requiem" directed by Michael Burgner.

Why theater?: It's challenging, and it continues to build me into a better person.

Who do you play in Another Kind of Love?: I play fifteen year old Max.

Tell us about Another Kind of Love: This production is extremely intimate and raw. It deals with family relationships and finding happiness within yourself.

What is it like being a part of Another Kind of Love?: It's truly an honor. Like, I can't even believe I get to incorporate and use so many skills I've worked towards. I secretly was in love with Crystal Skillman before I even found out she was premiering this new play here in Chicago so when I saw she created this play that included punk rock music (which I love) with a female heavy cast I had to be in this. This play is really something special and everyone has been working their asses off.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I like to see theatre that makes me jealous I wasn't a part of it. My closest friends and family inspire me the most. I've got 2 kick ass sisters who have fueled my creativity my whole life. Music has also influenced every creative dynamic in myself whether it be painting, illustrating, acting, or playing music.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Don't get me started! I've got LISTS, man, LISTS. I really want to play Rose in Annie Baker's The Flick someday. I read it this past year and it's probably one of my favorite plays I've read in a long time. I'm getting more and more interested in film as well so there are tons of roles living up in my head.

What’s your favorite showtune?: Umm, "Fugazi"?

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'm going to stick with some Chicagoans and go ahead and say Joe Swanberg,  Dexter Ballard, Profiles Theatre.... maybe Danny Devito, Jennifer Lawrence, and Debbie Harry.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Hmm, I'm going to go ahead and say Queen Latifah and it'd be called Weekend at Al's

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Another Kind of LOVEEEEE!!!!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I ....I keep up with the kardashians......(bows head-single tear)

What’s up next?: I'm involved with shooting for a new independent feature this summer. I've also recently just put up all of my artwork up at Dollop Coffee located on Clarendon. Go and check it out!

For more on Alison, visit amaehix.blogspot.com, http://shesaidillustrations.weebly.com and SheSaid Illustrations on Facebook.