Featured Artist: Samantha Walsh
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Where were you born?
Kansas City, KS
Which Queens neighborhood do you live in and for how long?
Astoria. About 2 and a half years.
How did you get involved in theater?
I’ve been in involved in theater since before I remember deciding to be involved in theater. It just kind of happened. If I look back and look for the moment I developed the crazy obsessive bug for it I would have to say it was when I was seven years old playing Clarence in the play A Kid in King Arthur’s Court at summer camp. I read the entire script (minus my lines) into a tape recorder, with breaks for my lines, so I could practice all the time. My drive while I was growing up was a little over the top.
What do you love most about Queens?
I lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan my first two years in New York and I have to say the thing I love most about living in Queens is that moment when you’re heading home on the train and it starts heading above ground at Queensboro Plaza. There’s just so much relief in that moment. You’ve emerged from the belly of the beast.
Your top Queens picks (food, entertainment, sights, etc)?
I love the movie theater at the Museum of the Moving Image. The acoustics in there are just insane. Let’s be real though. Queens is all about the food. I love Taverna Kyclades, JJ’s Asian Fusion, William Hallet, Sweet Afton, Seva, Brooklyn Bagel, Butcher Bar, and the list goes on and on.
Up next I’ll be playing Valerie in The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens which is running February 6th through February 23rd at The Secret Theater in LIC, Queens. Tickets are available here.