Actress CAROLE WEYERS discusses her title role portrayal in My Girlfriend is an Alien! by Keith DeFacto, helmed by Guillermo Cienfuegos and playing at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice through Oct 2.
“How do you play an alien? That was my question when I got the script. It is very well-written, a character that is out of the norm. The first thing I discovered was her physical reality, which is different than mine. She is almost like a mannequin in some ways. She has a child-like wonder that she exudes and she has no sense of fear. She seems to see everything in pink and rainbow colors. The layers of the play are rather complicated. It is a play-within-a-play, kind of like Six Characters in Search of an Author. Basically, I, Carole, am playing an actor named Carol, who is playing an alien named Carol. She does have a superpower—the ability to connect with anyone. She has no fear and no sense of not being good enough in life and in her art. She does have a profound effect on this man. And if you want to know more, you’ll have to come see the play.”
Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review—celebrating the best in theater and cabaret in the greaterLos Angeles area—airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM). On Friday, Sep 30, Sherry and Bob Jason, co-founders of City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, providing highest quality arts education to the most-at-risk children in economically distressed neighborhoods of Southern California.