We're going to be trying some different things with la Factory blog. Some different features and cool things that will hopefully entice you to be a regular here. We added a jukebox at the bottom for your listening pleasure, which leads off with a great tune by the second greatest band of all time. Just scroll down to the bottom and commence with the jams!
I also thought we should do some ensemble profiles, particularly of those in our new smash hit show, Mop Top Festival, which runs every Friday, Saturdays (8 pm) and Sundays (7 pm) at the Prop Thtr., 3502 N. Elston Ave. So today we spotlight the lovely and talented Sarah Rose Graber, who plays Mel in the show. We caught up with Sarah recently, and asked her some tough, hard-hitting Facebook-style questions. Let's get to the responses!!!!
Sarah Rose Graber
Factory Ensemble Member since:
Summer of 2007
Team of Rivals: A Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Most memorable on-stage moment:
Right out of college I got cast as Princess Marina Amphitrite, a jellyfish ballerina princess, in the Shedd Aquarium's holiday show, "Neptune's Holiday Kingdom." While I would not consider it to be a testament to my true acting prowess, my performance was definitely memorable as I pranced around in a tutu with tentacles and taught people about the importance of turning off the water while brushing their teeth.
Best TV show ever made:
This may seem weird, but I'm not the biggest TV watcher. However, I would have to say "The Simpsons." I grew up on it and the longevity of that show speaks to its brilliance.
Easy or hard to learn roller skating?
Roller skating is a breeze! I don't know if I'm really tough enough to be a roller derby girl, but I do like to roll myself around a ring.
Best movie ever featuring horses:
Ha! Animal House.
Why I like the Factory:
I love the camaraderie that exists at the Factory. The entire ensemble is comprised of the most open minded, welcoming, and supportive people I've ever met. There is a true sense of family and I feel lucky to be a part of that.
Genesis: thumbs up or down?
The guys dig me because:
Hahaha! Well, it's certainly not for the size of my rack! I don't know. I consider myself to be pretty confident and outgoing. I truly love people and really enjoy learning about others. I also just like to have fun. And I smile... A LOT... I think some guys dig that?... or maybe it's because I'm really good at burping?!?! I know guys like burping.
(Editor's note: Oh yes. H-O-T.)
If I could work with any movie director, it would be:
Woody Allen... I want to be his muse.
On my IPod right now (just a quick sampling):
Counting Crows, We Are Scientists, Imogen Heap, Bloc Party, Gogol Bordello, The Killers, Radiohead, Cirque Du Soliel soundtracks.
If I could travel anywhere tomorrow, I'd go to:
Peru. I've always wanted to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.