We sat down with Eliza-Jane to gab about the challenges of bringing this script to life, how she spends her downtime during rehearsals, and her favourite line from the play.
Q: What’s challenging about bringing this script to life?
A: Because the show is “three hander”, there are loads of lines for all of us. It may sound simple, but getting “off book” for this show is a great challenge.
Q: Why did you want to be involved in this production?
A: I have worked on a Norm Foster show before and I had a blast….this show is no exception. Also, Lighthouse has a great reputation among artists as a respectful and healthy place to work and I wanted to get in on that!
Q: When you have a five minute break during rehearsals, what do you spend your time doing?
A: Learning my lines and stretching in that amazing rehearsal hall.
Q: How is this character like you? Different?
A: She is similar to me in a couple of ways…we both grew up in the country and then moved to the city and we both care deeply about our jobs and our relationship. We have a lot of differences too though: she tends to run cold where I am more effusive and warm: she shuts herself down when in unfamiliar emotional territory and I tend to really “get in there” and want to work on things. I’ve also never experienced discrimination based on my sexual identity and she definitely has.
Q: Without giving anything away, what’s your favourite line of dialogue?
A: “Take yer boots off, arsehole”!