Barbara Taylor plays [yet another] nun in Toronto Irish Players’ Elvis’s Toenail. Opening Feb 19 at Alumnae Theatre. RESERVATIONS / INFO: http://www.torontoirishplayers.com
Long-time TIP member, Barbara Taylor, who plays Mother Francis in upcoming show Elvis’s Toenail, shares her Mother Superior secrets.
I believe it is not your first time to play a woman of the cloth?
This is my third time to inhabit the habit.
Where do you draw inspiration for such characters?
I was a student of the Dominican Convent, Eccles Street, Dublin and no stranger to “The Nuns”. I had a particularly challenging relationship with a Sister Mary Henry or The Hen as we all called her. She certainly supplied me with lots of experiences to draw from. Each of the roles I have played as a nun have been different but being educated in a convent provided me with a wealth of Sisters to help develop my “holy” characters.
Do you relish playing imposing characters?
I enjoy playing a role of any kind but I do feel finding the right level of being imposing is important. I love…
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