Oriana Dentici is a Chicago-based stage manager, designer, and freelance technician with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Past Chicago credits include: BYE BYE LIVER: THE CHICAGO DRINKING PLAY (stage manager, designer, and technician) (The Public House Theatre); BURN (designer, technician) (Poetry Talk); BARE (lighting designer) (Cuckoo’s Theater Project); and STORMTROOPER STORIES (costume designer and scenic charge) (The Public House Theatre). In her free time, she endeavors to find the best chocolate covered espresso beans, snuggling with her cats, Khoshekh and Minerva, and discovering new dive bars. Oriana would like to thank her dad, Tom, for encouraging her to live by the beat of her own drum.
Get to know Oriana! :
TCTP: The characters that live after the incident spend a lot of time looking over their shoulders. What is one of your biggest fears?
OD: One of my fears is that I will one day be living back in West Allis, WI with a gaggle of children, a “mom mullet” (complete with a bad dye job), high-waisted mom jeans, and a mini-van. I have this nightmare on occasion and wake up in a cold sweat anytime I do.
TCTP: To deal with what happened that night, some characters turn to certain means of escape. What is your biggest vice?
OD: Tequila. Beer. Eating pizza rolls with ranch.
TCTP: Tattoos/Body Alterations (best way we could say it with no spoilers) are are a recurring image in the play. Do you have any tattoos/piercings, etc?
OD: I have several piercings and two tattoos.
TCTP: The incident started from a group of teenagers having a night of dumb, reckless, fun. What’s a dumb thing you did when you were young?
OD: Oh lordy, I could write a novel. I was by no means the greatest child to ever live, but the most reckless thing I probably ever did in high school was sneak out of the house. Repeatedly (sorry, dad).
TCTP: The majority of the characters are coupled up at the beginning of the play. Who was your first young love? Bonus question: Are you still together?
OD: This guy Jazzy (Justin); we met through orchestra camp. And no, we are not together. We broke up shortly after we started college.
Come see Oriana's work in Language of Angels, running February 15 - March 26 at Redtwist Theatre.
Get tickets here: http://angels2017.brownpapertickets.com/