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Interview with Christina Lorenn Elmore

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This fall, the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program classes of 2012 and 2013 are facing an entirely new challenge: taking on roles in two plays that will be performed in repertory October 19–November 5 at Hastings Studio Theater. This means they have been simultaneously rehearsing roles for two very different productions: Aphra Behn’s rollicking 17th-century comedy The Rover; or The Banish’d Cavaliers and Arthur Miller’s haunting Depression-era saga The American Clock: A Vaudeville. You can find more information about the shows at www.act-sf.org/mfashows.

Conservatory Project Manager Sharon Rietkerk recently sat down with Christina Lorenn Elmore, member of the M.F.A. Program class of 2012, to chat about her experiences performing double duty.

Christina Lorenn Elmore (right) and Courtney Thomas rehearse The Rover. Photo by Dan Rubin.

Sharon: What was your initial reaction to doing two plays at once?

Christina: My initial reaction was, “Great! Let’s do it!” True repertory theater is not d…