- Grandma: She's made a lot of sausage in her life, which is precisely why she doesn't much care for it. She's more of a stew girl.
- Katey: Beer.
- Margareth: Marzipan. She has only had it once, but it made her feel like a queen.
Woyzech is considered one of the greatest drama's in German literature despite never being fully finished due to Georg Buchner's untimely death at age 22 to Typhus. Why do you think this play is such a n enduring classic?
The play was way ahead of its time in tone and content and it deals with torment in a visceral way, but that's not why I think it's stayed in our minds. The fact that it was unfinished allows companies a sense of freedom to cut, rearrange, and re-imagine this story. There's no truly wrong way to produce it, so artists are left with more rope to play with.
So far, what is the scene you are most looking forward to playing or the line you are most looking forward to saying?
I can't wait to truly dig in on Grandma's story.
Why do you think it is important to do a play like Woyzeck here and now?
There are many people in America today that are constantly beaten down by society, their superiors, and ultimately themselves. Nobody sees them and nobody really listens to their pleas. A person can only take so much of this until they break. Woyzeck embodies that breaking point. It's heartbreaking to watch.
Honestly, I'm playing a few characters that I haven't played before. I'm enjoying pushing my boundaries.
Sarah Bixler (ensemble) has been in Seattle long enough that, gosh darn it, it's time to start calling herself a local. Don't beat her up if you disagree. Selected performances include Guildenstern in I May Have Seen the Devil, Claire in Freak Playground, and the Mastodon in Quickies 15. She also frequents educational theatre and stage management.