Teresa Avia Lim spoke to The Pickwyck about diversity in theater, performing the NAATCO production of 'Awake and Sing' at the Public Theater and the power of relationships.
Tell us about your first theater and/or music experience or earliest memory of it. Do you have a creative family?
What was your first car and your first job (doesn't have to be creative!)
Tell us about your current role in the NAATCO production Awake and Sing at the Public Theater! What do you hope audiences take away from this production? Were you familiar with Odets work prior to working in this production?
I read you were also in this production in 2013, what has it been like revisiting this show? How is it alike or similar from the 2013 production?
This play has a message that although written in 1935, still endures today. These relationships between parent and child are still prevalent messages we see in much of today's theater. What would you say (pertaining to this show or perhaps in your own life) in relation to the power of an individual and the power in relationships with family/others?
What is your favorite movie, book, TV show?
What does diversity in theater mean to you? What would you like to see as far as productions and casting in future theater productions?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Tell us about your education at Yale University! Was there a particular instructor and/or experience that inspired/shaped you into the performer you are today?
What advice has been invaluable to you and you would like to impart on aspiring artists?
What is your favorite New York spot?
If you could switch places with anyone alive or dead, who would it be and why?