Carolyn Cook Takes on Sarah

September 27th, 2012

carolyn-cookCarolyn Cook returns to Horizon Theatre in Time Stands Still running through October 14th. In this play she takes on the challenging role of photojournalist Sarah.

Horizon patrons might remember you from?

The 13th of Paris, The Clean House, 9 Parts of Desire, The Syringa Tree, Homebody/Kabul, Madame Melville, and Skylight.

What has been your favorite role at Horizon?

The 20 characters I played in The Syringa Tree. It was a fantastic script and wonderful production experience. We created a really moving relationship between the actor and audience, and that is something I really treasure.

Who are you playing in Time Stands Still?

I play Sarah Goodwin, a photojournalist who is passionate about capturing the truth through images particularly in situations of war and disaster.

What drew you to this role?

I love to play smart, passionate characters. I was drawn to the whole play because it deals with the tension between vocation and family, how they overlap, and what happens when they don’t.

Have you worked with the other members of the cast before?

I’ve worked will all of the other cast members before. It is a great cast and a joy to come to work.

What is your favorite line in the show?

A line that encapsulates Sarah is:

“If it weren’t for people like me, the ones with the cameras, who would know? Who would care?”

When not performing, we might see you?

Out and about with my 86 year old mother, my 15 year old home-schooled daughter, or on my weekly breakfast date with my husband at Waffle House.

Do you have any projects on the horizon?

The continued development of a new play with Théâtre du Rêve.