Olivia Langley is a VAPA student with a dual concentration in Theatre and Dance. She is especially excited to be a participant in this production of House Arrest. She has performed in UCCS Theatre productions such as Blackademics (Anne), Our Country’s Good (Captain Phillip/ Black Caesar), Geneses (Dancer), and Hair (Dionne). Olivia has also choreographed student directed work for Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman (Directed by Lillian Horn), as well as Modern Parable Theatre’s Superman-Allstar and Dream #1 (Directed by Salvador Plascencia). She would like to thank “The roomates”, Jorge Valdez, and her parents for their support. She would also like to thank Sarah Sheppard Shaver and Lynn Hastings for their dedication and direction during the rehearsal process.
Olivia Langley: Aurora, Colorado
TW: Where do you live now?
OL: Colorado springs, CO
TW: If you could summarize this story in one sentence - how would you describe it?
OL: I'm not sure what you mean by "this story", but I assume the play. I would describe the play as a series of monologues that detail instances of racial division and stratification in American society.
TW: Name one thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers?
OL: We should be giving opportunities to the next generation, free of cost, expectations, and classism. Many young people might gain an interest in theatre if given the opportunity to see a show with their peers... or allowed to perform without prior experience and fear of failure.
TW: What is one line from the play that really speaks to you?
OL: "I think the law tries to do right and wrong, but also tries to preserve and protect certain freedoms." - Cheryl Mills
TW: What are you listening to or streaming right now?
OL: I am listening to Hiroyuki Sawano's soundtrack from "Attack On Titan" , an anime about humanity's last stand against the Titans.
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
OL: I'd like to be able to draw well and create comics.
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
OL: I would consider my proposal for a dance show to be my biggest accomplishment. I am now in production for this show.
TW: What would you be doing if you were not in theatre?
OL: If I were not in theatre I would most likely become an anthropologist and journalist.
photography by Isaiah Downing
Olivia Langley in House Arrest