What is your name?
What character do you play in The Trojan Women?
I portray the goddess Athena.
Reminisce about a time you were homesick or forced from your home.
I went to boarding school when I was 13. At a young age, I had to figure out how to be on my own in a place that felt new to me. I certainly missed home and my family but I gained a sense of independence and personal responsibility that I still proudly carry with myself today.
What is the purpose of community and how does war disrupt this?
Community can mean different things to each person. To me, the purpose of community is to support each other through creativity, empathy and most importantly, love. I feel like during war, this is when communities can come together and are forced to push forward together.
What is something about the show and your experience with the material that has surprised you?
I can't believe how badass I feel playing a god! Athena is one dope goddess and I am proud to embody her. Also, I have truly enjoyed being surrounded by so many creative women in this process. It reminds me how important it is to come together with the women in my life during times of tragedy.
Be sure to see Carlie in THE TROJAN WOMEN at The Luna Theater on August 17-19