Roxanne Morrison - Company Member of Parson's Nose
Q: Where are you from? What was your family like? A: I am from Chicago, Illinois. I grew up there until I was 13 and then my family moved to Monterey, California, where I finished high school. I have two older sisters, 11 and 8 years older to be exact...so there is quite an age gap! And my mother and father have been married for over 30 years now! Cheers to that type of love.
Q: When did you begin acting and how did you get into it? What was your first role? A: I started acting in plays in elementary school. I also was a part of Piven Theater workshop during the same time. My very first role was Peter Pan in Peter Pan in fourth grade (I was quite proud of the title, even if I was playing a boy).
Q: What are your favorite roles you've had a pleasure of playing and why? A: OH! No fair, it's like choosing your favorite children! Hmm...I would have to say Eurydice in Eurydice and Hennie in Awake and Sing! Those were most memorable. They were both extremely powerful and deeply sensitive female characters and the production of both plays was top notch.
Q: When you're not performing, how do you like to spend your time? If you weren't an actor, what other profession would you have liked to explore? A: I love to draw, run/hike, eat great food and go see live music. Even though I am an actor I would still love to explore the profession of creative design and/or urban development.
Q: Share a story about "the joys of live theater". Either something ridiculous that happened during a show you were in, something you saw in another production, or any other anecdote about things that can only happen in live theater. A: I was in the musical Sweet Charity, and the show opens with Charity's first song. As the curtains went up, the music did not start to play on cue (due to a computer malfunction) and the lead just sang the entire song a cappella. It was better than with the music, I might add.
Q: What's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you personally during a performance? A: I farted. Loud. It was a small theater...trust me, it was bad.
Q: What have you been working on lately? Where can we see you now? A: I just started working on an independent film, Proud, with no release date as of yet, but you know how those indies go...keep you posted!