Drum roll, please! Here’s our Romeo & Juliet Actor Spotlight #2!
Meet Libby Kelly Oberlin as CAPULET (Lord and Lady)
Q: Describe We Players in four words.
A: Profound, extraordinary, meaningful, purposeful
Q: How has working with We Players changed your perspective of theater, or of the world at large?
A: Shakespeare got it right when he said, “All the world’s a stage” and We Players takes that quite literally. Working with We really makes you realize that art can and _is_ happening all around us- and it does not have to be confined to a theater. I’ve worked on non-traditional stages and locations but the thought, research, and care that We puts into deriving meaning from a place is quite special. The place becomes another character, another player, and a real means of inspiration.
Q: Any funny or memorable We Players moments, anecdotes, quotes/metaphors you’d like to share?
A: I think I’m going to get away with it this time so don’t tell Ava or Brooke but, in the past two shows that I’ve performed with We I’ve had the “pleasure” of wearing a flesh colored unitard, known as the nuditard. When in the nuditard during rehearsals, I’d sometimes wear a sweatshirt to keep warm. Park goers always did a double take when they saw me, as it looked like I forgot to put on my pants. Memorable, for sure!
Q: What’s your hometown? How has it shaped you?
A: I grew up in Springfield Massachusetts, the birth place of basketball. No, I’m not a good basketball player but I definitely jammed and broke a number of fingers when I played as a kid. Most Springfield residents I know have an incredible knowledge of and mental repertoire of 90’s R&B songs, myself included. Mary J Blige was/is everything!!
Q: If you weren’t an actor, what would you be, and why?
A: I’ve always known I would be an actor. Since I was seven years old. In addition to acting, I’m also a theater teacher. I can’t get enough!
Q: Tell us about some new favorite of yours, whether it’s a lunch dish, a singer, movie, color, or something else entirely. What is it about this new thing that’s rocking your world?
A: As of 3 years ago, my new favorite person is my daughter Maeve. She’s the coolest!