Erica Skoglund as Mildred Simmons
Q – Before you started working on this production, what was your perspective on the role of women during WWII?
Like everyone else I had the image of Rosie the Riveter firmly implanted in my head…so I assumed that all women were in the factories.
Q – What kind of job do you think you would have had during WWII?
I am sure I would have been walking around with a clipboard organizing something or other.
Q – What or who do you draw on for inspiration for your role?
All the Mildreds in the world…and my own inner-Mildred.
Q – What woman in your life influences you the most and why?
My mom is a huge influence, of course – I wouldn’t be here without her both literally and metaphorically…and Tina Fey because laughter.
Q – What do you hope our audience gains from seeing Decision Height?
I want them to see the full range and amazing tenacity of the women who played such a vital and under-appreciated role in World War 2. It’s time they got the recognition they deserve.