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Missing the wild pulse of live theater

In anticipation of Live from AFD! Dynamic Duos! we will be highlighting our talented actors. We had the opportunity to catch up with Lorna Noguiera who plays Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and learn more about her connection to theatre.

What attracted you to Live from AFD! Dynamic Duos! and (your character)?

I auditioned because I liked the variety of scenes offered and because I’ve been searching for the chance to get back to theater.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your perception on the importance of live theatre?

Sustaining myself on Zoom play readings this year has been helpful but not enough. As we get closer to performing these scenes in person, I realize how the ‘live’ aspect of theater is its most electric feature. It’s what causes stage fright but also what gives theater its wild pulse and I’ve really missed it.

When and how did you first become involved with AFD?

This is my first time working with AFD!

When not performing, what other activities do you participate in?

I recently began my own theater company, Go Go Theater. We had our first full, main-stage play last fall with the The Wolves and hope to begin another show sometime soon. Recently my partner and I have been trying to fill creative gaps and have written and shot some spoofs of the great Andy Griffith Show that we post on YouTube.

What do you hope audiences take away from Live from AFD! Dynamic Duos!

I hope Dynamic Duos makes people hungry for more theater.


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