Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Character Name: Paulina
Born & Raised: Austin, TX
Education: BA Theatre, M.Ed in Education
Zodiac Sign: Pieces
First Play/Musical You Ever Saw: 42 nd Street
Something you’re REALLY bad at: Fashion
Must See TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Why you work in theatre: Because I enjoy learning to better my craft
First Theatre Role: Gay Wellington in You Can’t Take it With You
Previous stage work in DFW: Lyric Stage, GPAC, Theatre Arlington
Pop Culture Guilty Pleasure: Law and Order and Grey’s Anatomy
Pre Show Rituals: Vocally warming up and spending like 2 hours on my makeup
Special Skills: Breathing? No, seriously being a character actor
MAC or PC: PC but I love Apple phones and the Apple TV
Worst Costume Ever: The queen in My Fair Lady. It was a purple curtain.
Favorite Post Show Meal: Anything!
Favorite liquid refreshment (adult or other): Strawberry Margarita or water with lemon
Favorite ice cream : Blue Bell homemade vanilla
Worst job you ever had: Server at Chili’s
Last Good Movie You Saw: Life of a King
Dream Role: Being a tree on Broadway
Something you are incredibly proud of: Of how far I have come despite all the challenges in my life
Words of advice for aspiring performers: Dream it, do it, be it!
Career you would want if not a performer: Race car driver
Three things you can't live without: Food, my 2 cats and 3 dogs, and Law and Order Special Victims Unit
There are many elements of this musical that an audience can relate to. For me there are three themes that strike me the most: Love, loss, and empowerment. At nearly 30 years old I have seen and lived through all three. This show that makes an audience member recall all the good and some of bad from any relationship but at the end you are happy to have learned more about who you are and how much strength you have.