Deathscribe 2016: A Few Words with Sara Sevigny

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents Deathscribe 2016, the Ninth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays on Monday, December 5th, at 8:00pm. This collection of bone-chilling audio nightmares will be performed live at Deathscribe’s NEW VENUE, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago.

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The Quake

By Travis Williams
Directed by Sara Sevigny
Featuring Linsey Falls and Corbette Pasko

After the earthquake, Briggs and Jackie went out in the woods. But just because they brought the guns doesn’t mean they’re the ones doing the hunting…

Sara Sevigny is a Chicago-based actor, singer, improviser, writer, and director of festivals or one night only events. A full run? You’ve lost your mind. This is third stint as director with Deathscribe, where she was triumphant last year directing Robyn Coffin and Jennifer Santanello in Joseph Zettelmaier’s creepy-ass Earwigs and the previous year directing Noah Simon and Corrbette Pasko in Christopher M. Walsh’s winning piece, Fracture Zone. Oh yeah. BRING IT! She loves travel, overly dramatic karaoke, writing with her comedy partner Corrbette Pasko, and fighting zombies. You’ll thank her. TV credits include 20th Century Fox’s Empire and The Gabriels, and ABC’s Mindgames. She and Corri have donned: The League of Awesome (2010), Autumn Leaves (2014), Thirty Days in the Rabbit Hole (Abbie Hoffman Festival, 2014), Foil (2015), and the awesome Zombie Broads (Fall 2016). They also have a YouTube channel Unsolicited Jews that you should totally like and a webseries Corri and Sara are Famous. Pretty damn swanky. A proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, you can check our her credits on her website. relsav.wix.com/sarasevigny. I mean we’re here for horror. Let’s stay focused. Sara currently resides as an ensemble member and playwright with The Factory Theater in Chicago. Hailing from Evanston, Illinois, Sara graduated with her BA in Theatre/Communications from Curry College, trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and graduated Second City’s Conservatory program.

Recently WildClaw’s resident Queen of Cacophony Ele Matelan transfixed the directors of Deathscribe 2016 with her withering glare. Below are some of the answers she exorcised from Sara Sevigny:

What additional projects do you have, previous or pending, that you’d like to brag about?

Thru Nov 26th Zombie Broads is playing at The Factory Theater the I cowrote with Corrbette Pasko. I’m can be seen randomly on Empire as Edna the board member. Which is awesome. Have a web series called, ‘Corri and Sara are Famous’ that is currently in production, and a YouTube series called ‘Get in the Car’ that she and Corrbette put up randomly onto their channel Unsolicited Jews.

What excites you most about directing horror, compared to other genres?

Any good horror story is bordering a situational comedy. Not the three camera laugh track one, but a single camera dramedy that has quirky characters you care about that may speak with such comedic rhythm that you want to be their friend immediately. And then all of a sudden it’s not. Funny. It’s not funny at all. I love that.

What do you consider the biggest challenge in directing for “radio,” compared to traditional theatre?

The biggest challenge is creating the same experience for those watching and for those just listening. Honoring the genre is the most gratifying part. When the foley artists, actors, and band are all having a conversation with each other magic can happen.

What sound would you most like to see/hear performed in a Deathscribe piece?

I think we haven’t had enough space horror. I would to see that. Or in a cave. OH MAYBE A VOLCANO MONSTER.

What scares you?

What doesn’t scare me! Ya know what doesn’t scare me? Puppies. Everything else has the potential to scare the crap outta me.

What question do you wish I’d asked, and how would you answer it?

Ha ummmm… I’m an Aquarius. I’m addicted to outdoor pools, and I love unsweetened green tea lemonade. It tastes like sunshine.

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