Over fifty ferociously imaginative emerging artists are working together to bring our world premiere of Folk Wandering roaring into reality. Throughout the run of the show (until March 25!), we’ll be sharing interviews with each of these artists. These conversations will bring you inside this show’s very unique process of creation, and bring you a bit closer to this brilliant and wild group of emerging artists. Today, we are pleased to bring you a spotlight on Lena Hudson, who plays the role of Rosealia.
Read the full interview below and get your tickets to performances February 23 – March 25 today!
Pipeline Theatre Company: What first attracted you to Folk Wandering? What made you want to work on this project?
Lena Hudson: I’ve been working on Folk Wandering for a long time and the show is very close to my heart. I think I was first attracted to the scope of the stories and the beauty of the music. But ultimately it’s the people that make this project so special, and so worth working on.
PTC: What aspect of the Folk Wandering story do you most relate to?
LH: Rosie’s drive. Also, the Fabrisio family’s love of pasta!
PTC: Tell us about your character.
LH: Rosealia Fabrisio is one boss bitch. She’s tough and refuses to settle for the lesser life. She’s driven, funny, observant, smart as hell and honestly my hero. She’s also 13, which means she thinks she’s always right (even when JUST MAYBE, she’s not). I love her.
PTC: If you were to write a tagline for Folk Wandering, what would it be?
LH: 3 stories. Good music. Meatballs!
PTC: What big dreams have you been chasing recently (or would you like to chase)?
LH: I recently made my first film! It’s a short called Too Long at The Fair that I co-wrote/directed/starred in with OG Folk Wanderer Jessie Barr. And we’re currently applying to what feels like every film festival in America. It’s scary and exciting!
PTC: Two truths and a lie, go:
LH: Duck, duck, goose.