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Before I ever start a job that I'm really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me... I don't do so well with a lot of time off.

I will say that I've been lucky enough never to have to do a job I didn't want to do, or a play I wasn't in love with.

I can't actually think of a job where I was relaxed the whole time. I don't think I would want to do that job. When I break into a cold sweat when I'm reading, I think, 'Oh good. That's what's supposed to be happening.'

All I really want to do is someday be in a western. If I could be on a horse with a rifle, I would be a really happy camper.

Being a part of the theater community has been important to me from the time I was a child, through my parents.

I am my parents' daughter, and I always want to be. But I first wanted to make sure that I was standing on my own two feet.

I think every script I read has something that sends me into a state of panic but that usually makes me want to do it.

It's very hard when you're doing a new play that you believe in, and you want to tell the story in the best way possible.

Mark Conseulos is so amazing.

No, I'm not feminist. I'm not, not a feminist.

The focus of our family life was homework and what was for dinner; getting to ballet rehearsal and getting my brother to soccer.

The only thing that matters is the theater!

To be working in the theater steadily and to be recognized and appreciated by the community means the world.

Truthfully, I don't know how those special effects people do it.

When I was teeny tiny, I definitely had a voice that didn't quite match the way I looked at five.

You want to feel like people are hiring you because they want to work with you, not because of who your parents are.

As someone who's been doing a lot of classical theater recently, I loved the idea of getting to run around in Steven Alan, and not be in a corset and a wig, and not have a dialect, and get to be in a 90-minute play with no intermission, and get to do real comedy.

For a long time I was cautious of working with my parents because I wanted to feel separate from them in the community. Now there's no more wasting time.

I did have wonderful things to draw from, from my own experience and also just from friends and people I'd gone to school with who were very much immersed in this world right now.

I had never done a 90-minute play with no intermission, so it is a bit like you get onto the train and you don't get off until it's over - and it's over very quickly, so don't miss a moment of it. That experience is very rare and specific so don't miss a minute, because there aren't very many minutes of it.