Laurie Birmingham charts her course
This week, as our series on play acting and play actors continues, Mark Metcalf talks to Laurie Birmingham, who tells a seldom-heard tale about the profession — burning out, losing your passion and plotting an uncertain course for the future.
Mark and Laurie talk about whether or not the recession is to blame for the city’s current theater climate and where we can expect to see her in the next few years. She directs Who Killed Santa? — a puppet show at the Bay View Brew Haus, 12/4 – 12/27 — and appears this spring in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre‘s season closer The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.
Next week: Molly Rhode of First Stage Children’s Theater with a special guest appearance by a 62-member children’s choir.