Miriam Roth was last seen at Theatreworks in Private Lives. Other favorite credits include: Cynthia Crowley in Ben and the Magic Paintbrush, Doris McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Violet in 9 to 5, Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins, Georgie in The Full Monty (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College); the chanteuse for all 7 years Circus of the Night (the Millibo Art Theatre); Ethel Rosenberg and Angel in Angels in America (Theatre ‘dArt); Annette in The God of Carnage (StarBar Players); Gila in One For the Road, and Debra in The Smell of the Kill (Springs Ensemble Theatre). Miriam has recorded two albums, The Storm and Considering the Alternative, and is an accomplished voice teacher and acting coach here in Colorado Springs.
Miriam Roth: Sunnyvale CA.
TW: Home now?
MR: Colorado Springs CO.
TW: Who are your theatre idols?
MR: Alice Ripley, Sam Shepard, Maggie Smith
TW: Were you ever totally miscast for a role (actors)?
MR: Not that I’m aware of, but I sure hope not.
TW: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
MR: Marine biology .
TW: Bucket-list role (for actors) or bucket list show (for designers)?
MR: Diana in Next to Normal, Vivian Bearing in Wit, Baker's Wife in Into The Woods.
TW: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
MR: So there’s that....
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
MR: I wish I had a photographic memory!
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
MR: Having musical, kind, self-aware children.
TW: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
MR: A life filled with music and art, loving friends, family, and animals. And cheese. :-)
TW: In your next life, you would come back as a...?
TW: Who are your heroes in real life?
MR: Sarah McBride, Brene Brown, my childre.
TW: What is your motto?
MR: Treat everyone with kindness and grace, you never know what is happening in someone else’s story.
TW: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
MR: Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel.
TW: When and where were you happiest?
MR: I am happiest whenever I am at the ocean, especially if I am on a boat. The sea is my happy place, and it grounds me.
TW: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
MR: I am listening to Dean Lewis, and the Hadestown Soundtrack. Watching Unbelievable on Netflix (when I have time, which is rare).
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
MR: I hope they learn to see parallels between past and present and how the future repeats itself, I hope they laugh.
TW: Why does Arcadia matter now?
MR: The more things change, the more things stay the same. We are forever repeating their patterns of the past, so how can we continue as a species if we are never able to fully move forward due to history repeating itself. It is very timely in this political age.
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers? (put at end)
MR: We need to make theatre more financially accessible to the younger generation. Ticket prices have skyrocketed but salaries for younger people have not. Most 18-30 year olds have a hard time affording live theatre.