Dionne Figgins, currently performing in Trip of Love at Stage 42, at 422 West 42nd Street , discusses being a triple threat, her beginnings and her quintessential New York moment. Previews begin September 26th, 2015.
Tell us a bit about you! Where did you grow up? What is your family like?
When did you realize that you wanted to be a performer?
What is your favorite book, TV show, movie?
Tell us about your first car, first job as a teenager and first acting job.
You sing, dance and act. You are a triple threat! You have attended Goucher College, studied with Aaron Speiser and William Esper and more. Could you tell us about the teachers that inspired you or specific training that helped you prepare for the shows you have performed in?
You are also a choreographer and songwriter! Could you tell us about the work you have done and maybe some things you have in the works?
Tell us about Trip of Love and your character in the show. What has the rehearsal process been like? What is your favorite sequence to perform?
What should audiences expect when going to see the show? And, in that same regard, what would you like audiences to take away from the show?
If you could create your own musical and also choreograph it, what would the show be about and how would it look?
What has been your quintessential New York moment?
What are you most passionate about in your own life?
What is your guilty pleasure (reality TV, junk food, etc.)?