Selected Chicago Credits: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Susan), THE GREEN BIRD (Singing Apple), CLUE: THE MUSICAL (Mrs. Peacock), BABY WITH THE BATHWATER (Nanny/Kate/Voice). Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival: COMEDY OF ERRORS (Adriana), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Angel), SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN (June), Original Touring Cast of HAMLET: THE TIME IS OUT OF JOINT (Hamlet/ Ophelia). Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre Season 2014: THE WHITE SAVAGE (Ann), HAIRSPRAY (Velma VonTussel). Sparks toured with the National Theatre for Children in six states. Love to Mom, Dad, and Romeo. www.rebeccasparks.net
Get to know Rebecca! :
TCTP: The characters that live after the incident spend a lot of time looking over their shoulders. What is one of your biggest fears?
RS: Everyone fears being alone to a certain degree. I feel that I find myself fearing loneliness both in the short and long term. These short term instances are easily diffused with a text or scroll through Facebook. The long term, however, can create a looming feeling of uncertainty that can cripple a day.
TCTP: To deal with what happened that night, some characters turn to certain means of escape. What is your biggest vice?
RS: My openness. Sometimes telling people too much about my life makes them feel closed off from telling me about theirs.
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?
RS: Yes. I have my favorite Romeo and Juliet quote on my left hip in the form of the act and line notation. Act 3.5 52-53. “ All these woes shall serve for sweet discourses in our time to come”
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?
RS: Too many to name. But I believe you make mistakes when you’re young so that you don’t make them when you have the responsibility that comes with adulthood.
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?
RS: We acted together. He was the Romeo to my Juliet. While I was falling in love with him, he was discovering that he had more feelings toward his Benvolio than he did me. So, no, we are not together, but still good friends.
Come see Rebecca and the rest of the cast of Language of Angels, running February 15 - March 26 at Redtwist Theatre.
Get tickets here: http://angels2017.brownpapertickets.com/