As an actor, every job you do, you make a new family. There is something special about theatre and its ability to bring people together in a way that is unlike any other. I have made so many amazing friends throughout my career, and many of them share my love of books and literature. Since theatre brings stories to life, I thought I would feature some of my favorite performers (my fabulous friends and castmates) and see what their bookshelves look like! Welcome to my Broadway Book Chat!
Most Recently Seen in Bullets Over Broadway at Ogunquit Playhouse
What are you currently reading?
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This book is SO important and I think everyone should read it. Her observations about the racial dynamics in American society from the point of view of an outsider are astounding.
What is your favorite book series?
As someone who stayed up through the night reading each time a new book came out, I have to give it to Harry Potter.
Who is your favorite author?
Stephen King. I started reading The Strand when I was 14 (I was a very morbid teenager apparently) and I got hooked into King’s characters and work.
What book inspires you?
Wild by Cheryl Strayed and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I love the outdoors and hiking, but I can’t even IMAGINE the physical and mental transformation Cheryl Strayed went through. The Artist’s Way is the book I always go back to when I am feeling down and uninspired in my career. It helps me rediscover my creativity and joy!
What literary character would you like to play?
Hadley Richardson in The Paris Wife. I love the Jazz Age, I love Paris, and I love Hadley.
What book is next on your reading list?
I’m finally going to attack my apartment and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
What book would you love to see made into a movie/play/musical?
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. Her descriptions of the circus are so spectacular, I would love to see what that would look like fleshed out.
I will feature a new performer every month! I would love some suggestions for questions you would like to ask, or things you want to know! Leave them in the comments and I will add them to future interviews! Thanks to Blaire for sharing with us! 🙂