Kaitlin Mills as Bianca in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew
Kaitlin Mills, who we saw last summer in Anything Goes, returns to the Festival as Bianca in the Shakespeare-in-the-School’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. She grew up in Salt Lake City and has her BFA in Classical Acting from Southern Utah University.
What are you looking forward to the most about this tour; why did you want to become involved? What do you hope to learn?
I first saw the tour when I was in high school. It was also a production of The Taming of the Shrew and it was the first time I realized that acting was something you can do professionally. Shrew is also my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies, and I am really looking forward to working with this great cast on my favorite show. I'm sure I will learn many things as we begin touring, but waking up early in the morning may be the hardest.
What do you hope to contribute or give to young audiences during this tour?
I hope to be able to inspire a love of live theatre and of the arts in young, new audiences. The tour made such an impact on my young life, and I hope to be able to pay that forward in some small way.
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
I love to draw, paint, and crochet in my spare time. I find it relaxing.
Why do you think live theatre is important?
Live theatre is the only place where the audience can have a real connection with the actors and what is happening on stage. In movies and television you can get the story, and even the emotional impact of the story across, but you don't get to connect person to person. Live theatre allows that connection. The audience is just as vital to the performance as the people on stage and behind the scenes.
The tour will be on the road from late January through mid-April, visiting three states and forty+ venues. You can learn more athttp://www.bard.org/education/tour.html