The Talent Behind Blueberry Toast! Part 2

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We were very fortunate to speak with another actor and designer for Blueberry Toast. Read on to learn a bit about them and why you should see our newest show! Kelly Parker _HS1Tympanic: What's your name and who are you in Blueberry Toast?

Kelly: Kelly Parker and I am playing the role of JILL.

Tympanic: What drew you to the script?

Kelly: There's not too many scripts that can make me laugh until my stomach hurts, while simultaneously wanting to hide under my bed.

Tympanic: What would be your ideal breakfast? OR If you could only eat one thing for breakfast for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Kelly: Mimosas. All day every day.

Tympanic: What's the weirdest thing you've ever put on toast?

Kelly: I don't consider this to be weird, but for me, there is only one way to eat toast. And that's with peanut butter and grape jelly. (I suppose I will always be a child at heart.)

Tympanic: Why should people see Blueberry Toast?

Kelly: Three words come to mind: suburbia, murder, and compote.

 

KatieTympanic: What's your name and what drew you to become a costume designer?

Katie: I'm Katie Friedman and I'm the Costume Designer for Blueberry Toast. I grew up in public arts schools and always knew I wanted to be a part of the artistic community. My mom taught me how to sew when I was ten and from there I made some of my own clothes and started sketching my own designs. It didn't really hit me until college that I wanted to do costume design. What really draws me to costumes isn't just the pretty clothes, but the psychology of dress and the character analysis that goes into creating a world on stage.

Tympanic: What inspiration did you draw from for the design in Blueberry Toast?

Katie: The design of Blueberry Toast started in knowing that the blood would be a huge part of the play. I chose colors for Barb and Walt that would highlight the blood and not cover it....as much as I was concerned about stains. I had a lot of fun with the children and adding costume pieces that would help them in playing dress up.

Tympanic: What would be your ideal breakfast? OR If you could only eat one thing for breakfast for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Katie: My ideal breakfast would be half a Florida grapefruit ( It has to be from FL, yes) and sweet potato pancakes. And good coffee.

Tympanic: What's the weirdest thing you've ever put on toast?

Katie: Everything can go on toast. Nothing is too weird.

Tympanic: Why should people see Blueberry Toast?

Katie: People should come see Blueberry Toast to see a strong new work that will get a little weird and very bloody.

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Blueberry Toast by Mary Laws directed by Michael Carnow*

February 13th through March 13th Previews begin Thursday, February 11th Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Athenaeum Theatre Studio One (2936 N. Southport Ave.) Tickets $20 general, $15 students/industry/seniors

Get your tickets here!

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