A Drink With…Mandy Walsh

By June 17, 2015Uncategorized

Bartender, I’ll have a…Scrumpy’s Hard Cider, please and thank you.

I’m SURE you remember me from such Factory shows as…Incident on Run #1217, Street Justice: Condition Red, and Hotel Aphrodite.

I got involved with the Factory because…Jeez, I don’t even know where to start. I remember seeing Vinyl Shop back in the day and thinking how cool this company is. Years later when I saw the original production of Ren Faire and was getting back into theatre, I so wanted to be a part of this but was scared that I wasn’t funny enough, wasn’t fast enough and would just be lost. Then I was cast in Incident and instantly felt like part of the family. Factory feels like home.

My current/next gig is…You can see some of my handiwork as Assistant Director in WildClaw Theatre’s upcoming production of Motel 666 opening in June (Editor’s Note: it’s open now, but closes on June 28th. Hurry!) , then you can see me onstage in Factory’s brand new home as Lexie in Zombie Broads.

I give a shit about our move to Rogers Park because…IT’S OURS! MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Seriously though, it’s really damn exciting. Having our own space is going to allow us to bring you our usual Factory awesomeness, but like with a +3 Awesome. So much more awesome. Plus, I’m super jazzed that we’re going to be a contributing factor to the super cool arts scene already going on in Rogers Park.

If I had to force you to listen to 2 albums, they would be…1. “Gentlemen” by Afghan Whigs 2. “In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up” by Ministry. I can pretty much always listen to either of these two. Anytime. Anywhere.

My favourite Factory memory is…Can I have 2? Pleeeeeeeeease? My first is watching Matt Engle trying to compliment my “chest work” during a rehearsal of Hotel Aphrodite. My second is Manny Tamayo’s acceptance speech for Best New Work at the 2014 Jeff Awards.

I’m switching drinks, I’ll have a…Manhattan. Let’s do this.

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