Erica Skoglund and her friend Zoe are two of the amazing “Safe Kids, Strong Teens” Prevention Educators at Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS). Erica and the SASS education team see over 10, 000 students a year from Kindergarten to High School teaching a range of age appropriate topics such as personal body safety, bullying, healthy teen relationships and images in the media. She and Zoe will be making their V-Day debut this year, and we are so happy to have them with us!
Q – How long have you been involved in theater?
“That depends on your definition of ‘theater’… I was in an original play in 7th grade and I have done countless campfire skits and storytelling ventures throughout the years. I also worked for a puppet theater for two years outside of DC. This is my first official production. Yeehaw!”
Q – What are some of your favorite recent productions?
“Gwen in our latest puppet show for SASS.”
Q – What made you want to be involved in V-Day this year?
“I’ve always wanted to be involved but I have always missed the dates to audition – and I think, honestly, I was nervous, so I may have missed them on purpose – but this year I was determined to try. I work as an educator for SASS so V-Day is near and dear to my heart. Anything that helps spread the work about SASS is something I want to be a part of!”
Q – Who is the most influential woman in your life?
“My Mom. I am the woman you see today because of her.”
Q – What or who inspires you?
“Creativity, Humor, Jim Henson, people who can be spontaneous, bad puns and word play.”