Monday, October 26, 2015

Spotlight On...Carmen Roman

Name: Carmen Roman

Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico

Education: Bachelor’s in Theater UCLA

Select Credits: Wit at The Goodman Theater. Master Class at Northlight Theater Chicago and tour. Angels in America – Hanna cover National Tour

Why theater?: The reason has changed so many times over the years. It has always been acting (though I have played many other roles in the business, too) but what I think theater is and who I serve has changed a lot.

Who do you play in Love, Sex and Death in the Amazon?: Dona Ines. She is a turbulent person with few coping skills in the midst of a deep personal crisis.

What is it like being a part of LSDA: I love the play and all the folks involved so it is a true labor of love.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love seeing and doing all kinds of theater but my favorite theater has the potential for healing and my very favorite theater has the potential to transform lives.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: No. New work is my passion so the role I am dying to play is yet to become.

What’s your favorite showtune?: "Send in the Clowns" or the entire score of West Side Story.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: It’s a tie between Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, at the moment. I know there is some guy I am forgetting right now. And always, Olympia Dukakis.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called: "Carmen: Not the Opera".

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Anything with Helen Mirren. I really want to see her on stage.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Love, Sex and Death in the Amazon (Sorry.)

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Chopped

What’s up next?: A workshop of Botanic Garden that goes into production in January.