Sasa Brown tells us about her work in our Hive show.
Sasa Brown is The Woman in our upcoming production of House/Home at Hive. She took some time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to write a bit about her experience in the show:
Well, it is officially one week since we started rehearsals for Hive now. Usually that means, no sweat we have two more weeks to go with a couple of previews. But, since it is Hive, it actually means we have 2 and 1/2 days left to rehearse before the public sees what we've got!!! The slight nausea I feel in my stomach from thinking of opening is only tempered by the thought that: We are all in it together! And by "all", I not only mean the fabulous Pi team but also the greater Hive family.
That family includes friends and collegues from other shows and other companies that help make the theatre scene in Vancouver. It is great to have tea time with Kendra, quick chats with Adrienne, rough house with Ami and catch up on the day's events with Naomi. Being in the same "room" or warehouse with all these people is what keeps me grounded, connected and excited for opening. It is also what pushes me to not sit back and ever be satisfied with my work. Those people inspire me to pull up my socks and push myself. They are all exceptional.
Back to the clock...tick,tick... it is 9:30 am now and we start our day at noon. My thoughts range from: I must be ready to go. I must make my lunch. I must warm up. I must change into something grubby. I must have fun. I must be there for the Pi team. I must take risks. I must remember to play.
See you on the other side!
Sasa is thrilled to be back working with Pi Theatre for her second performance in the HIVE trilogy. Sasa is a Vancouver based actor and instructor who trained at UBC (BFA Acting Program) and most recently in Paris at Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Some of her recent acting credits include: Black Comedy, Doubt, It’s a Wonderful Life (Arts Club), Summer of My Amazing Luck (Gateway),The Dissemblers ( Touchstone),Bone in Her Teeth, Salome, Giant Consortium, Hive 1 (Leaky Heaven Circus), The Blue Horse, Bluebeard and His Wives (Caravan Farm Theatre), Arabian Night (Pi/ Axis), The Skinny Lie (Green Thumb), Spank!(Virtual Stage), Macbeth (Pound of Flesh) and Madama Butterfly(Vancouver Opera). Sasa has also been a Movement Director for Memorial University of Newfoundland and is the recipient of two Jessie Awards.