Meet the team of DISTRACTED - Sara Carranza (Props Design)

Sara Carranza is a proud company member of Cuckoo's Theater Project. Her favorite Cuckoo's Credits include FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS (Director), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Director), and PETER/WENDY (Director). Sara is also a stage manager throughout Chicago. Her upcoming projects include LA GRINGA (Urban Theater Company) and ASHES OF LIGHT (Urban Theater Company). Many thanks to her family and Bryan for giving her their unwavering support.

Get to know Sara!

TCTP: Jesse gets in trouble a lot at school. Were you a troublemaker as a kid?

SC: I was the plan maker and accidentally got others in trouble. Sorry about that to anyone who knew me as a kid. All fun..never intended. So I guess I was viewed as the good kid...but was really a trouble maker.

TCTP: This is a show where characters (and the actors themselves) break the fourth wall. How do you feel about breaking the fourth wall, when you're working on a show? How about as an audience member?

SC: Honestly, I am not a fan of the fourth wall. The audience IS a part of every production and to make them feel part of it will have them more engrossed...and more self reflective in the long run.

TCTP: What distracts you?

SC: I am always distracted by my imagination.

TCTP: In the play Mama has a big decision to make about Jesse’s future. what kind of decision maker are you? You do research? Make a pro-con list? Trust your gut? Something entirely different?

SC: Depends on the decision that needs to be made. Generally, I do the research, I make the list...and then make my decision. A lot of the time...after doing the research and after making a list, I end up going with my gut. I can't always stick to the same method because not every decision that needs to be made can follow the same old tricks.

TCTP: Jesse loves rap. His parents don't love that he loves rap. What kind of music did you listen to as a kid?

SC: Honestly, boybands. My mom approved because she introduced them to me.

Come see Sara's work in DISTRACTED, running September 8 - October 7 at Prop Thtr.

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