Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thinking Caps Q&A: Laura Stratford
Q: What do you like about your character and Thinking Caps?
A: Maggie is a passionate, vibrant person who's a lot of fun to play, and the possibilities of the Thinking Caps world are nearly endless for her.
Q: What have been your biggest challenges?
A: Trying to really feel what it would be like to be connected to the entire world and then have them turn on you. That's embarrassment and terror on a scale that's hard to imagine.
Q: What are you working on after Thinking Caps?
A: Producing the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival with Underscore Theatre Company.
Q: What are you favorite highlights on your resume?
A: I was Sally Bowles in Cabaret in college and convinced them to put Maybe This Time back into the stage show.
Q: Any interesting hobbies when not acting?
A: For awhile I was taking aerial silks classes; I'm out of the habit right now but would love to get back into it.
Q: Anything else about Thinking Caps you'd like to add?
I'm really excited for this show — I think it has everything, from humor to horror to heart.
Q: Tell us a little bit about where you live and what you like most about your neighborhood.
A: Andersonville is the perfect blend of small-town feel, families, inclusive LGBT storefronts and visibility, and interesting stores and restaurants. Plus lots of dogs.
See Laura in Thinking Caps through May 31 at The Charnel House, 3421 W Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. The show is at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for general admission and available at the door or in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Discounts are available for students and seniors.