Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Spotlight On...Judith Barcroft

Name:  Judith Barcroft

Hometown:  New York City (Born in Washington, DC)

Education:  Northwestern University, B.S., Stephens College, A.A.

Select Credits: 7 Broadway shows including: Elephant Man, Betrayal, Dinner at Eight.  Off-Broadway:  Cloud 9, Monsieur Amilcar.

Why theater?:  It’s live and immediate, and the audience is a partner in it.

Who do you play in Rosemary and Time?:  Vera, Rosemary’s mother.

Tell us about Rosemary and TimeA drama with humor and pathos.

What is it like being a part of Rosemary and Time?:  Fun and challenging.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I like drama:  Chechov, Ibsen, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hnath, Horton Foote,, Romulus Linney, Tennessee Williams, David Ives. I am learning to listen.

Any roles you’re dying to play?:  “Shirley Valentine,” Bed Among The Lentils,” “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

What’s your favorite showtune?:  I like old musicals:  Berlin, Lesser, Learner and Lowe.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?:  Bryan Cranston would be fun (“Last Flag Flying”); Twyla Tharp – so creative.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:  I would have to play myself (Kim Stanley and Geraldine Page are dead) in “A Spiritual Journey.”

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?:  Laurette Taylor in The Glass Menagerie, Jessica Tandy in A Streetcar Named Desire.

What show have you recommended to your friends?:  Rosemary and Time, August Osage County.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:  Afternoon naps with my cats Zane and Vair.

What’s up next?:  Doing some playwriting myself for New Circle Theatre Company.  I enjoy coaching acting privately.