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Ask Aspen – Part 2 - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Ask Aspen – Part 2

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Aspen Vincent

We asked our social media fans to send in their questions for Sleeping Beauty Wakes star Aspen Vincent:

What’s the hardest part of the role? The most fun? – via @imsarahmoore on Twitter

Aspen: The hardest part of the role is not actually falling asleep when I’m lying in the bed for ten minutes at a time! The most fun part of the show for me is the song “Drifting”, where I’m singing on a bed that spins and moves all over the stage in “water”. It’s so gorgeous and a little scary, which makes it very exciting!

I love your work, and id love to follow in your footsteps. so, whats the best thing about acting on the stage??? 😀 via @futureeponine14 on Twitter

Aspen: The best thing about this job is being able to do something for a living that really feeds your soul. It’s a blessing that not a lot of people get to experience. But the drawback that a lot of people don’t think about is that you have to give the same “A-game” perfomance when you’re exhausted, sick, injured, breaking up with a boyfriend, having family trouble, etc. Real life often makes being “on” very difficult. It’s a skill that is a major part of the job!

Are there any technical aspects to the production that make it challenging for an actor to maintain the requried level of focus night after night? – Casey B. via Facebook

Aspen: This show has a lot of comedy in it, and in those scenes the audience almost becomes a scene partner, in that we have to listen very carefully to reactions so we can time things right. It’s never the same, and really keeps us on our toes! That said, it’s a constant battle to not get so obsessed with audience response that it changes our show. It’s easy to get sucked into the paranoia of overanalyzing reactions to the point where you start second guessing your choices, so it’s a fine line between trusting your performance and being intuitive enough to recognize what a particular crowd is responding to.