To Fall in Love With: Laura Sturm

Just like in "To Fall in Love," we wanted to ask our cast and crew some questions so we could fall in love with them (just a little bit more). But who has the time for 36 questions? We're keeping it to just five - a couple from the questionnaire, and a few we'd just like to know. Today, we’re with Laura Sturm, Constructivists Associate Artist, Actor, Director, Teacher, and Acting, Movement and Meisner Coach of “To Fall in Love.”

Associate Artist Laura Sturm

Associate Artist Laura Sturm

1. What are the three most important things you'd need to put in a dating profile?

Laura Sturm - enjoys long walks on the beach in Chicago where she lives with her three cats, needs a partner who is not afraid to play like a child, but if they are, she can help in her Chicago Movement classes, occasionally "acts" out - she's been acting/directing/teaching in Chicago since 1994.  People who think they are super-cool and trendy need not apply. People who know and embrace the fact that they are not super-cool and trendy, please apply.

2. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? (Question 12 of 36 in “To Fall in Love”)

The ability to stretch time.  Maybe even stop it in order to luxuriate in the moment.  There is NEVER enough time!!!!!

3. For what in your life do you feel most grateful? (Question 9 of 36 in “To Fall in Love”)

That I have something in my life that I am incredibly passionate about (theatre) and it affords me the opportunities to connect on a deeper level with all sorts of wonderful people.  This is a constant delight to me, and I feel so lucky to be able to do it every day.

4. How do you feel about working on the Midwest premiere of a new play?

New plays are always a joy - we really have to branch out from all the old, tired white male-written classics. Not that they aren't valuable, we just need to make new classics, that better represent our current world.

5. What about this play excites you?

There's so much raw honesty under all the things the characters are covering up.  I'm excited to help find the expression of the truth and vulnerability underneath, and seeing it slip out when the characters aren't holding their guard as tightly.

”To Fall in Love,” is coming to an end April 13th, 2019. There is limited seating at The Underground Collaborative, 161. W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.