Role: Sibyl Vane
How did you get started in theatre:
When I was six I flitted around as a fairy in Midsummer Night's Dream at a summer camp in Vermont. It wasn't long before I began to love the words as much* as the fairy wings.
*Almost as much. Let's be honest: there are few things more awesome than fairy wings.
What excites you about The Picture of Dorian Gray:
I love Oscar Wilde. He's a genius of wit and examines humanity in a way that I think few writers have. In this particular novel and our adaptation, we are exploring something darker - this is no light comedy of manners. I am excited for the audience to see this gothic side of Wilde.
Considering the amount of male nudity in the production, I could have answered this question very badly.
If you could have 5min with Oscar Wilde you would...
Gift him with things:
A good cat video on youtube.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
A copy of Out Magazine.
An iPod stocked with the best songs of the last 100 years.
A picture of Ben Whishaw - you know, just to assure him that men continued to be beautiful in the future.
This would undoubtedly change the course of history, but I think it could be worth it.
Don't miss Kelly Zekas as Sibyl Vane in MTWorks' THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Adapted and directed by Glory Kadigan. Playing March 27th through April 14th, 2013 at the WorkShop Theater in Manhattan. To learn more visit the upcoming page on the site.