Northern California’s loss is our gain! Beth St. John grabbed her BFA and joined the east coast AND the New York theatre scene. First stop: Molly in LINE at the 13th Street Rep. She lobbed a few one-liners at us backstage of a rehearsal the other night.
We hear a lot about inspiration – or Muse – that drives an artist. What inspires you?
What is your vision and process for the play/part?
My vision is strong, I’d say about 20/20. So, for the show, I think it’s going to be a 19/20. Not perfect because nothing is and that is why it’s so beautiful. Beauty is found in the imperfections. I guess that means I have ugly vision.
What do you want most in your chosen profession? It’s OK to say “fame” or “wealth.”
I want food and shelter and happiness and rage and heartbreak and everything in between. I just want to live.
Sally Field and Paul Newman both said of their profession… “it’s all I can do.” Is this all you can do?
Of course it’s not all I can do or will do for that matter.
Along those lines, if you couldn’t so this, what would you do?
The real question is, what wouldn’t I do? There are too many things in this world to be bored.
How do you want [legit] history to remember you?
As that one girl from that one thing…she’s cool.
“Out of line, out of luck!” So come see “Line” or else…you’ll be out of luck.