Kristin Vukovic


December 7th, 2009

3961At the CAAL (Columbia Alumni Arts League) post-performance talk-back, Columbia grad Julia Stiles noted one of her favorite lines in Mamet’s Oleanna: “We can only interpret the behavior of others through the screens we create.” Her favorite line to say? “I’m speaking.”
I asked her how she gets emotionally ready for the play’s many explosive moments, and whether she has a running internal monologue to help her hit the required emotional notes in the riveting dialogue. She said she tries to always be in the present, reacting to and exaggerating annoyances (people crinkling candy wrappers, phones vibrating or ringing) and hyping up feelings of being inadequate and small, especially when Bill Pullman’s character says something to make her character feel inferior. Read more HERE.

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