rice & beans theatre’s Chicken Girl starts next week on May 24 and runs through June 7 at the ANNEX. Described as a surreal adventure, Chicken Girl follows multiple characters, and today you get to meet the actors who play Supersuperstar, Cat, and of course, Chicken Girl: Marguerite Hanna, Maki Yi, and Amanda Sum.
Name: Marguerite Hanna
Role in the show: Supersuperstar
Place of birth: Ottawa
Studied at: Studio 58
Recent theatre credits: Rosalind (As You Like It, Studio 58), Mom (Wilderness, Studio 58), Deedee (Ain’t: The Musical, Studio 58)
Favourite TV program: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favourite quote: “I tell you what freedom is to me. No fear.” —Nina Simone
Worst job ever had: Any customer service job where my co-workers are disrespectful. Come on, we’re all earning minimum wage together, we’re all getting talked down to by customers together; let’s show a little solidarity.
Favourite off-time activity: Being a plant-mom to my perfect plant babies.
Favourite book: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Personal Philosophy: I’m brave, I’m courageous, I’m wildly emotionally intelligent, and I’m on my own journey, so hold onto your hats.
Greatest moment: Every dang day.
Something I would rather forget: Well gosh, I could list some majorly depressing stuff here, couldn’t I? But what good does regret do?
Other interesting or quirky skills/interests/hobbies: My friends quite enjoy my Christopher Walken impression. So do my plants.
Name: Maki Yi
Your role with the show: Cat
Place of Birth: South Korea
Studied at: University of Regina, Simon Fraser University
Favourite movie/TV program: Japanese movies & TV dramas
Favourite quote: “It’s not what you see, it’s how you see.”
Favorite actor: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Worst job ever had: A catering worker forced to throw away perfectly good (never touched and still steaming) food into garbage bags.
Favourite off-time activity: Reading
Favourite book/play: Kafka on the Shore
Personal philosophy: Live simple, travel light.
Greatest moment: Yet to come (I want to believe).
Name: Amanda Sum
Your role with the show: Chicken Girl
Place of Birth: Vancouver
Studied at: SFU
Favourite off-time activity: Long walks singing to myself.
Personal philosophy: Acknowledge and admit what you don’t know, be conscious and cautious about what you do know. Stand by your good ideas, own up to your not so good ones. Strive to not fear failure. Laugh, or heck, CACKLE if you find something funny. There’s always room for a dance.
Something I would rather forget: My fashion between grade 4 and 5 (orange sweatpants with black ballet flats??).
Other interesting or quirky skills/interests/hobbies: Making noodle dishes, teaching tap dance, learning how to play the drum set.