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The Artist’s Journey: Adrienne Moore - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

The Artist’s Journey: Adrienne Moore

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Each week, The Artist’s Journey will provide an insider look at the creation of a production, from first rehearsal to opening night, through the eyes of one of the show’s key players.

Adrienne Moore is playing “Keera” in the world premiere drama Milk Like Sugar. Some of her credits include Daniel Beaty’s Tearing Down the Walls, Susan-Lori Parks’ 365 Plays/265 Days, The 24 Hour Plays, Opening, All’s Well That Ends Well, Pillars of Society and The Crucible.

Adrienne Moore

Opening night! What a rush. I was beyond excited. There was a great air of excitement and expectation with last night’s performance. Everyone from my cast mates to the crew was doling out well wishes because it was the moment we’d all been waiting for. We’ve all been dying to open the show. I’ve been waiting to introduce “Keera”!

In looking back on the process so far and seeing how Milk Like Sugar has grown, I take tremendous pride in this project. It has stretched me as an actor and as a person. As an actor, it has challenged me to not just see my character, Keera, as some holy-roller saint trying to just get a free meal from someone. Instead, she’s yearning to have a connection with someone. She’s eager to be a part of a family and to feel valued. I have become her biggest warrior

As an individual this process has stretched me because it’s made me a better communicator. With the collaborative edge that this project has taken on, it has become essential to be able to express my ideas, thoughts and suggestions in a clear manner. Director Rebecca Taichman and playwright Kirsten Greenidge have been so willing to listen to our input and seeing those ideas being incorporated into the script has been very fulfilling.

I am very excited to be working on this show and even more excited that it will have a life in New York. Milk Like Sugar!!


Angela Lewis and Adrienne Moore in Milk Like Sugar. Photo by Craig Schwartz.