Fierce, Fabulous, and Sure-footed— from Grace Gonglewski

Fierce, Fabulous, and Sure-footed— from Grace Gonglewski

Jilline was always the smartest person in the room. Her Bryn Mawr pedigree, love of the Greeks, inexhaustible knowledge of movies and songs from bygone eras as well as religious iconography was inspiring. I think of that 1970’s Enjoli perfume commercial, where a sexy woman in purple sauntered toward the camera with a frying pan while a songstress crooned, ‘I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget you’re a man.’

Losing Batboy to Ben Dibble & Designing Buyer & Cellar, from Chris Haig

Losing Batboy to Ben Dibble & Designing Buyer & Cellar, from Chris Haig

I’ve been an audience member and fan of 1812’s since Box Office of the Damned. A year later, Jen Childs was my acting teacher at the University of the Arts and I always wanted to work with her and this company. I’ve never recovered from losing the part of Batboy to that damn Ben Dibble. (Who knows, if I had landed that role, maybe I wouldn’t be designing today.)