Name: Laura Cetti
What is your current project?
Steven Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
The Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Gallery is an amazing space. The large, multi-level playing area really suits this piece as the designers have been able to really replicate a Brooklyn loft apartment. Also the fact that the audience seating begins just a few feet from the stage makes it feel as though they are right there spending our Saturday night with us.
What’s next for you?
Well… back to pounding the pavement! Also, I will be working with some good friends at Asterism Theatre Company on a new piece focusing on life after the election. How our nation has become untied and how we can become united again.
Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?
Without a doubt it is the amazing “Marry Me” team. The 3 rotating casts, comprised of 3 men and 3 women all rehearse together in a tag team collaboration that has been soooo eye opening. To step out of your own scenes and songs for a moment and see it through someone elses eyes, told by someone else voice and body teaches me so much about myself and my interpretation of the character. The support has been overwhelming. We all depend on eachother and build eachother up. I can’t imagine taking on this difficult, sung through Sondheim without them. Especially Jesse and Paul the two brilliant actors who share the role of “Man” with me.
Laura Cetti is a singer, actor and mother of two. Recent credits include Imaginary (New York New Works Festival, Semifinalist), We Were Children (Thespis Festival/Hudson Guild Theater), Lady Parts(The AlphaNY) and Pieces(Planet Connections Theater Festivity) for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress in a Musical 2014.
Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
The Gallery Players
199 14th St. Brooklyn, NY 11215
January 26th – February 18th
Tickets can be purchased at www.galleryplayers.com