What role(s) do you play at the BSP this season?
Fermina (Lesser Servant) — Man of La Mancha
Grandma Addams — The Addams Family
Bonnie Boylan/etc — Annie
Ariel Moore — Footloose
How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my first season here at Bigfork Summer Playhouse. I auditioned at SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) and I was lucky enough to be offered a spot here!
Please share your personal history with theatre.
I told my mom when I was nine years old that I wanted to quit school and be an actress so that’s what happened! I was homeschooled until high school doing all the community theatre I could get my hands on. I’m also very lucky to have grown up in Houston where there was always amazing theatre surrounding me. This really cultivated my love for not just theatre, but for the arts in general.
I’ve been fortunate enough to play some really great roles in high school and college. Some include Dotty in Noises Off, Josephine Bloom in Big Fish, and Molly in Ghost the Musical. I also frequent websites such as playbill.com and broadway.com because I am THAT theatre nerd. I’m very grateful for the experiences and passions that theatre has given to me.
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
If you’re ever at the Montana Scene at 8:30 AM, you will most likely find me there sipping on an iced americano like the coffee addict I am. I love wandering around downtown and stopping in the little shops too. My new favorite thing is the ice cream shop Sweet Peaks that just opened up! It takes all my willpower during the day to not stop in for a waffle cone of cupcake. I am looking forward to exploring the hiking trails and going white water rafting! I’ve always wanted to live in the mountains so I’m excited to soak up as much of it this summer as I can before I go back to the Texas flatlands.
What are your plans after the BFSP season ends?
I am heading back to school for my senior year at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas! I will actually be driving straight from here into Mary Poppins rehearsal where I’m playing the bird woman! If you can’t tell, my type in theatre is young leading lady/kooky old women.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you to the community of Bigfork for being so welcoming to all of us at the theatre! Bigfork is such a rare and special place and I am so happy to be spending the summer here. Also thanks to my parents and DHR. Y’all are the best – I love you!