Today we are speaking with Alesa Bryant, who is joining us for our upcoming production of A Good Day.
PPH: Do you relate to your character? Why or why not?
Alesa: Yes, my youngest child just completed his first year in college. It is, indeed, heartbreaking….and emancipating!
PPH: How is this show different from other shows you’ve done in the past?
Alesa: I’m not sure many people have done a show like this. Covid has made us rethink theatre, and this platform is a wonderful way to take theatre to an audience.
PPH: What about this show are you most excited about?
Alesa: I want to see the audience and bystanders’ response to bumping into a play on The Square.
PPH: How did you get into theatre?
Alesa: High School English class. The Crucible. I was smitten.
PPH: What’s your favorite activity to do in Burnsville?
Alesa: Rehearse at Parkway.
PPH: What’s your favorite thing about being a performer?
Alesa: Analyzing the script and, of course, the applause!
Thrilled to be back in the theater, Alesa returns to Parkway Playhouse after playing Cynthia in In the Middle of Nowhere at Magnetic Theatre. Her previous roles include Momo in The Humans, Vernadette Simms in Dixie Swim Club, Chief Inspector Hubbard Dial M for Murder, Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond, Ouiser of Steel Magnolias, Amanda Wingfield of The Glass Menagerie, Ida May Combs in The Quiltmaker, Mattie Rigsby of Walking Across Egypt. Some of her other productions include Morning’s at Seven, Steel Magnolias, Oklahoma!, Our Town, Look Homeward Angel, Big River, My Fair Lady, You Can’t Take it With You, The Boys Next Door, and others. Alesa taught drama and english at Mountain Heritage High School, directing the drama department to as many as thirty regional and state titles awarded by the North Carolina Theatre Conference; some award-winning productions include: All in the Timing, Dancing at Lughnasa, the Laramie Project, Wit, The Rimers of Eldritch, Proof, The Diviners, The Sunset Limited, and more. Alesa is a native of Mitchell County where she lives with her family.
Life is full of moments that define us. A Good Day follows ten relationships that experience a life-changing moment. In this outdoor walking experience, audience members follow one scene to the next and witness uplifting moments in the lives of strangers.
Showing September 12-19, 2021. Grab your tickets here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=125932