Aloha Friends of TAG. It is that time again where we present interviews with those cast members who would like to share a bit about themselves with us. Today, I am proud to introduce Christine Umipeg-Apilado, who will be playing Orangutan in Water by the Spoonful.
I’ve always loved the performing arts. As a teenager, I had dreams of performing in a Broadway musical. I started dancing my junior year of high school and have a little bit of vocal training (emphasis on a little bit). I finally decided to take acting classes last year.
I was attracted to this play because most of the characters are trying to recover from some type of dissonance in their lives and then starting fresh. It’s a story of people hitting rock bottom and still finding hope propelled by the bonds formed through shared experiences.
I take a voice recording of me reading my scenes. I play the recordings on loop when I’m driving, washing dishes, folding laundry or doing other things until my lines become like a song stuck in my head.
I like being able to play the dichotomy of my character. Orangutan has a tough exterior. She is sarcastic and sometimes just downright mean. But I find that all this is just a defense mechanism she developed to hide a vulnerability. She’s someone who never really quite fit in and always felt like an outcast. She’s just looking for her place in the world and real human connection. I think anyone can relate to that.
I’m normally either at the beach, watching movies or binge-watching a series on Amazon or Netflix, reading a book/play/screenplay, hanging out with my husband and my four dogs, or working as a financial coordinator at the Queen’s Transplant Center.
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Come see the Hawaii Premiere of ‘Water by the Spoonful’ by Quiara Alegría Hudes at The Actors Group (TAG), directed by Peggy Anne Siegmund. ‘Water by the Spoonful’ is running June 30 – July 23, 2017. Get your tickets online at http://www.taghawaii.net/ or call for reservations at 808-722-6941.
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