We open in 2 days, and would love to have you see our production of Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, starring Tracilyn Jones, Brittany Anikka Liu, Jake Lipman*, Patrick Daniel Smith*, and Rochelle Slovin*, directed by Molly Ballerstein and stage managed by Angeline Nortz.
Tickets are $18 at www.tictheater.com and 1-800-838-3006, and the show runs Oct. 26-Nov. 5 @ 7:30 PM at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC.
In the role of "Avery" we are thrilled to have the luminescent Brittany Anikka Liu, who is making her NYC stage debut (although truth be told, she has a very impressive resume, including lots of Shakespeare!).
We asked the brilliant Brittany a few questions about being in this production.
Tell us about "Avery" and what you have in common with her (or not)!
Avery is the outspoken, opinionated student I was always afraid of in college. I was more of a listener in class and usually too nervous to ever disagree. She's very blunt, assertive, and willing to debate others (to fight for what she believes), but at the same time she's quite compassionate and ready to help a friend in need.
On paper, we're similar in that I also went to a liberal arts college where I actually took a course on feminist theory! I believe we also share an intellectual curiosity and love of the F word.
Favorite book you read in college?
I mistakenly read On the Road my sophomore year of college, which sparked my rebellious side, making me want to drop out of school every finals period and live as a nomadic beatnik. I romanticized living on the road, broke, filming a documentary, and seeing the stars at night from every angle. I mean, I still do... It's never too late!
What under-developed talent do you fantasize about resuming?
I've been playing drums since I was little... meaning the numerous times I asked my parents to take me to Guitar Center and all the house parties I attended, I would sneak away to play the drum set.
I've never trained until I took up lessons my last semester of college. My dad just got a free drum set from a neighbor! I'm trying to figure out how to ship it from Cincinnati and make it fit in a "cozy" NYC apartment!