An interview with actress Kimberly Gilbert appearing in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Boom
by Joel Markowitz
Boom, the three actor Peter Sinn Nochtrieb comedy, shifts into high gear with the performance of Kimberly Gilbert.
Here she takes us into the world of her character Jo – an angry woman who would definitely not be a good candidate for an anger management class, and talks about playing opposite her real-life roommate Aubrey Deeker, and being in a play with the hysterical Sarah Marshall.
Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb sat in on some of director John Vreeke’s rehearsals. His response to the finished product? “He loved our portrayals. It blew his mind a bit .. the other production was done minimalist, but we really blew the top off (of the play.”) No kidding – the play has Ms. Marshall on kettle drums, and collapsing set pieces.
She’s had memorable roles as a company member of Woolly Mammoth: Cooking with Elvis, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, Measure for Pleasure, and The K of D. But she’s got a passion for Shakespeare, and gets to play that out in clubs and bars with the always adventurous Taffety Punk.
You might come away from Boom thinking about The Big Questions – who are we? why are we here? – or “you might just have a good time. We’re here to entertain you.”