Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Spotlight On...Robin Skye

Name: Robin Skye

Hometown: Chicago

Education: North Shore Country Day (High School), Vassar (College)

Select Credits: This is my 5th NYMF Show, Parade, Cyrano The Musical, Les Miz, Sunset Blvd, The Tony's, The Wizard Of OZ at Avery Fisher Hall

Why theater?: It's what I always wanted to do, except for that year in 7th grade when I wanted to be a Marine Biologist

Who do you play in 210 Amlent Avenue?: Mrs. Jordan

Tell us about 210 Amlent Avenue?: 210 Amlent Avenue is about what happens when we look beyond the the illusion of happiness that is wealth and success, to find that sometimes what we want most, may ultimately lead to our downfall.

What is it like being a part of 210 Amlent Avenue?: It's fun, challenging, and a great opportunity to work on a role that is layered and rich. The cast is just fantastic. Sami has done such a terrific job casting such talented, and smart actors. I love working with them. Working with Sami is a joy, and this role has afforded me the opportunity to dig deep to find the many colors of Mrs. Jordon.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I'm a big fan of those who think outside the box. John Tiffany, Steven Hoggett, Lin-Manuel Miranda,Jeanine Tesori, John Doyle, JRB, the creators of Southern Comfort, James Lescene, and of course, Steven Sondheim and Hal Prince. Those two broke all the rules. Without them, well......

Any roles you’re dying to play?: hmmmm

What’s your favorite showtune?: Don't have just one

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I've had the honor to work with Hal Prince and Jason. I'd love to work with the rest of those on that list.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Parker Posey, and the title hasn't been written yet.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Wow, there are so many. Would have loved to have seen Funny Girl, Merman on stage, Olivier on stage, gosh, so many.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: The Curious Incident Of The Dog, Hamilton, Fun Home, The Audience, The Lion (when it was running), The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Can't tell you that. Makes me feel too guilty.

What’s up next?: I'm scheduled to do a six week tour around the country of Broadway-The Big Band Years for CAMI, Keith Levinson conducting.

For more on 210 Amlent Avenue, visit 210amlentavenue.com or nymf.org.