Dawn Westbrook, our hysterical director of Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, has filled out the new questionnaire! This woman is a riot! So I'm just gonna let it speak for herself. And if you wanna see her hysterics onstage, come check out RD at Theatre IV, opening THIS FRIDAY!
Hometown: Sandston, Virginia
Audition song: "Don’t Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl
Special skills:Right now??? Doctoring up gold coins to make them shiny.
Favorite word: Cozy
First show ever saw: Professional would have been at Theatre VA and I think it was Tintypes
If you could go back in time and catch one show (Broadway or otherwise) what would it be?: The original cast, opening night of A Chorus Line.
Favorite show tune: I love “The Story Goes on” (if sung well)… from Baby.
Least favorite word: No
Favorite play: I loved watching Take Me Out sometimes I can’t tell if I enjoy great direction and magical moments, or the writing better. It is GREAT when they are both present. This one had both!
Favorite musical: I absolutely ADORE Avenue Q!!!!!
Most played song on your iPod (or CD player): "Love is Gone" at the gym or running.
Last book you read: Eat, Love, Pray but I am currently reading Obama’s newest book The Audacity of Hope.
Sound or noise you love: Mommie!!! Being screamed by my daughter when I come home.
Must-see TV show: My husband and I love American Idol, but I haven’t had a chance to watch it this season due to rehearsal conflicts. My favorite show is Entourage.
Last good movie you saw: Juno, which was recommended by my friend Jacquie O’Connor. My husband and I were able to finagle a date during rehearsals and one of my Friday nights off we caught dinner and this movie. Made for a great date night. And again…I’m back to “cozy” and “good direction and writing” all in one evening. Nothing better, my friend, nothing better.
Sound or noise you hate: The word NO. I hate saying it and I HATE hearing it.
Worst job you ever had: Working for a man I didn’t respect at Northwestern Mutual Service with 9-5 hours.
First stage kiss: South Pacific in High School with former Richmonder R.L. Rowsey
Worst costume ever: There are worst designs and then there are one’s that just didn’t flatter. I think I’ll leave this one alone.
What turns you on (creatively, spiritually, emotionally)?: Creatively would have to be “Yes, I think we can do that!” Spiritually would have to be when justice and harmony are present and make their energies known to the universe. Emotionally …is a little more difficult to describe, but I think it’s when I FEEL the presence of justice, harmony and/or love in a moment, because I think that gives us a glimmer into what GOD is all about.