Sara Carranza is a Chicago based theater artist. She is proud to be a part of Cuckoo’s as a company member/manager. A few previous Chicago Theater Credits include: LA GRINGA (Stage Manager) (Urban Theater Company); THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS (Director) (TCTP); TRACERS (Light Board Operator) (Surging Films & Theatrics); CRIME SCENE: LET HOPE RISE (Assistant Director) (Collaboraction); GOOD BOYS AND TRUE (Stage Manager) (Raven Theatre); AH, WILDERNESS (Stage Manager) (Eclipse Theatre Company) . She would like to thank Marc and Bart for the company, her family for their support, and Bryan for everything. Check out her props work for Urban Theater Company’s summer production WATER & POWER.
Get to know Sara! :
TCTP: In the play, Megan learns about Japanese Mizuko shrines. What is one of your favorite myth/story/belief from another culture or religion?
SC: I have many favorite myths. One of my favorites is the story of Popocatepetl and Itzaccihautil. Ultimately, it is the story of love lost in Aztec Mexico and how these lovers became a mountain and the volcano who protects her.
TCTP: There are multiple times in The Water Children when Megan is at a loss with what to or where to go. Have you ever felt lost or adrift?
SC: Everyone does at some point in their life.
TCTP: Every character in this play shares their opinion and gives advice, whether it's asked for or not. Do people often come to you for advice? Or are you the one who seeks advice?
SC: Depends on the day really. There are times to listen and there are times to talk… how can a person learn if they are the only ones talking all the time?
TCTP: Forgiveness is a major theme of The Water Children. When is a time you had to forgive, whether it was another person or yourself?
SC: I had to forgive our dog the other day for keeping me and my boyfriend up all night. A girl needs to sleep.
Come see Sara's work in The Water Children, running June 10 - July 8 at The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building
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