As part of our Meet the Cast of The Liar Blog Series, let us introduce you to Sha’ Cage:
ROLE: Dorante, a young man just arrived in Paris
DESCRIPTIVE LINES ABOUT DORANTE IN THE PLAY:
Said to Dorante by his servant Cliton:
No disrespect. Is there a molecule
Of truth in anything that stems from there?
(Points to Dorante’s mouth.)
‘Cause you lie anytime and anywhere!
What attracted you to the role of Dorante, a constant liar?
I’m often drawn to roles that seem incredibly difficult, things that I’ve never tried, characters that move me or characters that are a bit insane. So what does that say about me, you ask? Dorante has a bit of all these elements rolled into one. I’m still trying to get into his psyche, but he’s absolutely playful and fun. He really can’t help but tell lies.
As someone who loves a good lie–although horrible at telling one and getting away with it, I must admit that I’m utterly and thoroughly intrigued!
The other day, my son asked me, ” Mom, what if you make a mistake and tell the truth?”
I said, “I’ll just pretend it was my twin brother.”
He got a kick out of that lie.
I’m thrilled to step into Dorante’s shoes and onto this fast-paced journey of discovery, twists and turns.
Park Square Mary T. and Lizzy K. Representative Theatre Ten Thousand Things: Henry IV; Penumbra Theatre: Ballad of Emmett Till; GuthrieTheater: Clybourne Park; Mixed Blood Theatre: Ruined; Frank Theatre: Venus, F*cking A Film New Neighbors, Cry About a Nickel, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Radio, Midnight, Joe’s Somebody, Factotum Awards/Other Regional Emmy; Ivey Award; McKnight Fellowship; Distinguished Fox/TCG Fellowship; Named one of the Leading Artists of her generation by Insight; Named a Changemaker by Women’s Press; City Pages Best Solo Performer (Frank Theatre: Grounded); Star Tribune 2014 Mover and Maker; Mpls St. Paul Magazine Power Couple of the Year 2015 (with artistic partner EG Bailey) Upcoming Projects Co-curating a film festival in Sweden (October); Intermedia Arts: a work in progress of her solo work Say Her Name (Nov 29); touring her show in 2017 (nationally and abroad).
Area Premiere of The Liar - Park Square Theatre’s Proscenium Stage – September 9 to October 2