Francesca Atian is thrilled to be working with the Cuckoo’s Theater Project as a proud company member! She is an actor and theatre technician based in Chicago. Francesca was last seen in TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT (Dormouse) (Idle Muse Athena Festival), ANON(YMOUS) (Ritu, Serza, Zyclo’s Bird) (Cuckoo’s Theater Project), and TEA (Teruko McKenzie) (Prologue Theatre). She has also appeared in COSMIC QUEST: MISSION DISCOVER, a live interactive game currently playing at the Kennedy Space Center. Recent tech credits include FAREWELL MY FRIEND (Assistant Stage Manager) ((re)discover theatre), PETER/WENDY (Lighting Desginer) (Cuckoo’s Theater Project), and FUGITIVE SONGS (Assistant Lighting Designer) (UW-Madison). Enjoy the show!
Get to know Francesca! :
TCTP: Sisterhood is one of the main themes of our show. Do you have any siblings?
FA: Yes, I’m the youngest of four – two older brothers and one older sister.
TCTP: Jo from Little Women is considered to be a classic literary character, who is your favorite?
FA: I’ve never been much of a classic lit fiend, but I guess Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria from Twelfth Night ‘cause they’re such a wild bunch of people.
TCTP: Our show combines the classic plot of Little Women with the characters and language of the HBO show Girls. What is your favorite millennial phrase or slang?
FA: the 100 emoji
TCTP: We get to see years of the March sisters childhood's crammed into a little over an hour. What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
FA: My family and a bunch of our family friends would go camping together for a weekend in Galena, IL. We did this for several years, and I always looked forward to it as a kid. Our version of being “rustic” was swimming in the campground's heated pool and playing in the air-conditioned arcade. This type of camping was the only way I’d be doing anything outdoorsy because at this point in my life, I wouldn’t be caught dead doing anything like that.
TCTP: This is an easy one. Favorite book? Can be classic or contemporary. (Just like our show!)
FA: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Women, runs January 6th - February 4th at The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building
Get Tickets Here: http://women2017.brownpapertickets.com/