Molly Dowd Sullivan as Edith Harknell
Q – Before you started working on this production, what was your perspective on the role of women during WWII?
I was familiar with their presence in the medical support aspect of the war because of my grandmother. She was in the Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor. As far as I understand it, she managed the finances of her doctor’s office, and had a number of men working for her. I had not been aware of female pilots. It’s enlightening to see how little these women have been included in our education. I’m excited to share their stories with more people through this play.
Q – What kind of job do you think you would have had during WWII?
In my wildest dreams I would love to be a spy.
Q – What or who do you draw on for inspiration for your role?
In my nerdbrain Eddie is a mix of Han Solo and Dean Winchester.
Q – What woman in your life influences you the most and why?
My mother, for sure. She’s not only one of the most fiercely intelligent people I’ve ever met, but the most kind, generous, and moral. Everything good and stable in me comes from her. She always taught me by example that women can do anything they want to, and witnessing that at a young age has given me unshakable strength and confidence. She’s a damn cool lady.
Q – What do you hope our audience gains from seeing Decision Height?
As I said, I hope it sheds some light on women who have been grossly underrepresented in history. I hope we inspire people to do some google searches and learn more.