Meet the team of TICK, TICK...BOOM! - Sonia Goldberg (Susan U/S)

Sonia Goldberg is a Chicago native and a recent graduate of the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis. Recent credits include SURVIVOR STORY: A WORKSHOP (Lola/Nicole/Woman) (Transcendent Ensemble Theatre), THE GREAT BIKE RACE (Allois Catteau) (Theatre on the Square) and AS YOU LIKE IT (Corin/First Lord) (Midsommer Flight). Sonia holds a certificate in classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). Catch Sonia’s next theatrical endeavor in January PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Slank) (E.D.G.E. Theatre).

Get to know Sonia!

TCTP: Jonathan Larson also wrote RENT. What’s your go to RENT song to belt when you’re alone?

SG: Take Me or Leave Me! :) More than happy to sing both parts, but I particularly love Joanne’s part.

TCTP: The main conflict of the show is dealing with not accomplishing what you thought you would. Have you ever struggled with that?

SG: My last semester of university I was super ambitious and applied to 5 different graduate schools for MFA Acting right away – top-tier, super selective programs. I didn’t get in to any of them. I knew it was a long shot, but it still shook me and made me doubt my abilities. But I learned a lot from the experience, and it’s given me vital perspective on my profession, and lit a new fire under my ass!

TCTP: What’s your favorite lyric in the show?

SG: Love’s so still, can you feel it? – Basically just the whole vibe of the song Real Life. It’s so tender, careful, and contemplative while still having a lot of heavy and raw emotion.

TCTP: Susan doesn’t love being a dance teacher and John doesn’t love working at a diner, while Michael eventually gave up the arts for corporate America. What’s your relationship with your survival job?

SG: I love my job! I’m a Front of House Associate at Writers Theatre –AKA a house manager and a bartender. I’m grateful to be in such close proximity to AMAZING theatre and theatre artists. I've also VERY recently been hired as a full time Associate Researcher at LaSalle Network, a staffing and recruiting firm in downtown Chicago. (if you need work - look us up!)"

TCTP: John is ashamed of his Twinkie obsession. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

SG: PB & J sandwiches! I never fell out of love with them since they were packed in my lunches as a kid.

Come see Sonia and the rest of the cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM!, running November 17 - December 16 at Prop Thtr.

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