Play Q&As: Gia Monteruso

Name: Gia Monteruso

Grade: 10th

1. What is your role?

“My character’s name is Siobhan. She’s like the teacher/mentor to the main character, Christopher; she’s also the narrator in the first act.”

2. Why did you decide to try out for the play?

“I decided to try out for the play because I’ve been doing theater for a little while now, a couple of years. And after everything that’s gone down in the past year and a half, I’ve really wanted to get back on the stage. So I decided to try out.”

3. What do you have in common with your character?

“I don’t have a lot in common with my character, really. We’re both friendly, kind, approachable people; overall, pretty decent vibes to be around.”

4. What kind of show should FHC be expecting?

“[You] can expect a very dark and dramatic show. It has a couple moments of humor, but it’s overall very intense and dark and very traumatic.”

5. Do you have a favorite memory from your time in the play?

“My favorite memory from being in the show is listening to Michael Bublé with Tara [Brace] in her car on the way to the cast bonding party, which is really fun.”

6. What are you most excited about?

“I’m most excited to get back into [a] real theater, which is really fun, and be able to put on a brilliant performance with these newfound friends I’ve made.”

7. How do you get into character before performing?

“I get into character by doing a couple of vocal warmups, deep breaths. My character has an Irish accent, so I do a couple of accent warmups; I drink a lot of water when I’m rehearsing to not get dehydrated. It’s definitely [a] hack.”

8. If you were any Shakespeare play, which would you be and why?

“If I was a Shakespeare play, I think I would be A Midsummer’s Night Dream because I like to think I’m funny and interesting, and I definitely like to have a good time. And I think [A] Midsummer’s Night Dream is definitely a good time, to say the least.”

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