Omniscience looks good on Meggy Hai Trang.
Returning to Cincinnati in her debut at the Know Theatre in a mysterious (and likely, all-powerful) role, Meggy (Anita) was seen most recently as a member of the Bruce E. Coyle 2013-2014 Acting Intern Company with the Cincinnati Playhouse, where she played Barky in Fake Flowers Don’t Die, and wielded a gigantic turkey in A Christmas Carol, among other roles.
A California native, she is an alumna of the Full-Time Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY, with a BA in Playwriting from Wells College. Favorite roles include Rosalind in As You Like It, Leanne in A Piece of My Heart, CB’s Little Sister in Dog Sees God, and Edward in Cloud 9. As a Playwright, she has written and performed her one-woman piece, Tous les Garçons et les Filles, and The War.
Now that she’s back in action in Cincinnati, we asked Meggy about her latest role, the ever-present and ever-mischievous Anita. Here’s what she had to say:
1. What do you love most about playing Anita?
I absolutely love how big, bold, and unapologetic Anita is. She’s a lot like how I sound in my head. She’s having fun, so that means I get to have fun.
2. What would your character’s action-movie theme song be?
The easy answer would be Rebel Yell by Billy Idol.
But Anita’s real theme song is One of Us by Joan Osborne.
I’ll let you figure out why…
3. Why should audiences root for your character?
The audience should root for Anita because she truly believes in Mimi and Harriet’s cause. The audience should also root for Anita in order to not face eternal damnation. Just saying.
4. Say someone sent you back in time to change the course of history: Who would you go to find and what would you do?
What makes you think that I don’t frequently go back in time to change history?
5. In 50 words or less, why should Cincinnati come out to see Harry & The Thief?
I truly believe that Harry & The Thief is unlike any other play that you’ve seen in Cincinnati history. It deals with an incredibly relevant topic in a hilarious and really original way. It’s good for the soul.