I bedded Chad Beckim. Kidding. Not so. I had heard buzz about Partial Comfort for a few years but, didn't encounter them until I was cast in PCP's Fringe production of Ross Maxwell's Open House. Greg Keller was also in it. I bedded him too.
Is this your first experience as a member of an ensemble?
I was a founding member of the now defunct Mobius Group Productions. We had some early success with some really amazing productions of plays by successful playwrights that, for one reason or another, were deemed uncommercial. We worked our butts off and had a blast doing it for a few years but, ultimately ran out of steam once we were faced with the reality of how much effing work it was to keep a theater company afloat. Like parenthood, running a successful theater company is not for pussies.
What makes PCP unique for you?
From an actor's standpoint, I never feel that I'm competing with other company members. We're all very different type-wise and admire and support each other's unique strengths. From a former producer's standpoint, I appreciate that Chad Beckim and Molly Pearson never make the same mistake twice. They have the courage to stand behind their artistic choices and charge full steam ahead and then, when all is said and done, the humility required to LEARN from their experiences. And, Sam Marks is hot.
Next Thursday, July 28th, catch Cynthia in a one-night-only performance of her one-woman show, BRIDEZILLA STRIKES BACK!, a featured production in the FringeBENEFITS series!