Meet the V-Day Portsmouth 2015 Cast: Whitney Smith

Photo by Jasmin Hunter Photography

Photo by Jasmin Hunter Photography

Whitney Smith

Q – How long have you been involved in theater?

I have been involved in theatre since I was 12 years old when a teacher of mine, Mr. MacFarland, introduced me to it by way of speech and debate competitions. I went on to major in acting at Plymouth State College (now University) and have performed here on the seacoast for the past eleven years.

Q – What are some of your favorite recent productions?

I particularly enjoy playing female characters that are complex in their mix of strength and vulnerability, as well as showing the world a character for the first time. The last four shows I have done have given me the opportunity to do both. “Rush”, “Invasion from Mars” and “Black Mayo” at the Players’ Ring and “Cape May” with Kent Stephens’ Stage Force were all seen for the first time here in Portsmouth NH and Kittery, ME.

Q – Have you performed in the Vagina Monologues before?

Yes I have, quite a few times. Each time has taught me something new about myself and has informed the way I live my life. This show and the movement behind it has even influenced the way I am raising my daughter, especially when it comes to the language and attitude we use when discussing these delicate issues in the hopes of keeping her safe, healthy, and proud.

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

I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

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

My mother. She has always shown me that beauty, strength, and love can and should be demonstrated in everything we do no matter how large or small the task. And that although no one is perfect we are not defined be our circumstances, but by how we handle them.

Get your Tickets For V-Day Portsmouth 2015 The Vagina Monologues at The Music Hall now!

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