Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Game's Afoot - meet cast member Patricia Spencer Smith

Meet cast member Patricia Spencer Smith, playing Martha Gillette in LTA's The Game's Afoot!

What do you find appealing about your character and this show?
Well, I am a crazy old lady from Connecticut playing a crazy old lady from Connecticut.  So, there is that!

What have you learned about yourself in playing the role of Martha?
Like Martha, I have many different faces depending on circumstances.  Sweet old lady?  Sometimes.  Demanding mother?  Sometimes.  Crazy as a bedbug?  Sometimes.

What do you want the audience to take away from this show?
I want them to have so much fun that they forget all their cares for at least one evening.  I want them to be swept away by the story, the characters, and the place.

How does this show differ from other shows you have worked on?
I have done several of Ken Ludwig's farces, and several Agatha Christie mysteries, but not both at the same time.  Such fun!  Also, the tech support at LTA is above and beyond any other group I've worked with.  They are phenomenal!

How long have you been acting and what made you get involved with theatre?  How did you get involved with LTA?
I minored in drama in college, then took a long break to raise my kids.  I returned to Southern Maryland/Northern Virginia theatre about 30 years ago.  Ten years ago, I moved to Connecticut and got busy on the stages there.  Now I spend part of my time in Virginia and part in Connecticut.  I think all actors in this area aspire to work at LTA.  I'm proud to say this is my third show here.  Acting is a habit I have no intention of breaking.

What advice would you give others who are interested in working in theatre?
Go for it!  There are so many ways to be involved, and you can keep doing it until your last breath!  And, you meet so many great people, some of whom are sure to become lifelong friends.


1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to let Patricia know her photo is being used by this Twitter user: