What is your role in Little Women?
I play Meg March
Which March sister do you most identify with?
I see pieces of myself in each of the sisters, but probably Meg. She and I share a nervous energy and a deep loyalty to those we love. Her anxiety about Annie Moffat's St. Valentine's Day Ball... Well, it just REALLY resonates with me.
Little Women was written in the 19th century, but continues to be a beloved story. What do you think makes it so appealing?
At the time it was published, there was so much messaging about the "right" and "wrong" ways to be men and women. So many published gendered rules about manners and "gentility." We're obviously still today dismantling a lot of those limiting societal norms, so it's very cool to see how Little Women rebelliously provided a snapshot of what actual people were (and still are) like: varied, unique, flawed, ambitious, messy, brave, etc. The book also just radiates warmth. Reading it makes you feel cozy and safe.
Do you have a favorite story from childhood or a great book that you've read recently?
I love books of personal essays, and David Sedaris is my favorite author in that category. I'm currently reading Busy Philipps' and Jeff Tweedy's new books, and both are great.
Jo's sanctuary is her attic. Tell us about a place where you find sanctuary.
A long walk always clears my head and calms me down.
Some things are meant to be.... revealed! What's a secret you've been keeping?
I don't kill house centipedes in my apartment. Yes, they're terrifying, but they actually eat ALL other bugs, including spiders and roaches! If you see them, it means there are probably some other bugs around your place, so I try to just relax and let them do their thing. There are exactly no other topics that I am this chill about.
Tickets for LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL are on sale now through February 9, 2019: https://dime.io/events/little-women
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