Meet the Cast: Kolby Hume

Kolby Hume

Kolby Hume is no stranger to V- Day, however this will be her first V-Day on the Seacoast, and we are thrilled to have her with us! You may have seen her brilliant performances recently in Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind” and Margaret McAleese’s original play “Black Mayo” this past fall at the Players’ Ring.

Q – How long have you been involved in theater?

“I started dancing when I was three, and was recruited by my dance teacher for my first official production when I was 8. Apparently, my incessant prancing and singing made me a prime candidate for becoming an actor!”

Q – What are some of your favorite recent roles/productions?

“I recently had the opportunity to reprise my role as Beth in Sam Shepard’s ‘A Lie of the Mind’ at the Player’s Ring. This part was the last role that I had the opportunity to play in college, and it was an amazing experience to have the chance to tackle such a complex, damaged character again five years later.”

Q – Have you performed in the Vagina Monologues before?

“I have! I participated in the Vagina Monologues through my student-run theater group in college. I was part of the quartet in ‘When I was 12, my mother slapped me’ and later had to opportunity to perform ‘The Vagina Workshop.'”

Q – What made you want to be involved in V-Day this year?

“I love the idea of getting to support a worthy cause while spending time with a group of talented, passionate women.”

Q – Who is the most influential/important woman in your life?

“My mom. She is my best friend and greatest role model. I marvel at her strength and poise and feel so lucky to have her in my life each and every day.”

Q – What or who inspires you?

“I am constantly inspired by my home here in Portsmouth. I have lived here for a year and half, but am still blown away by the natural surroundings, the history, the arts and the people. I am so grateful to live where I do and to have met the wonderful people I have here on the seacoast.”

Kolby Hume

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