Clare Geinert is making her second appearance on the B stage, as Judith, William Shakespeare’s daughter, in our upcoming production of Equivocation. Originally from Jamestown, ND, Clare’s been performing almost as long as she can remember. She enjoys knitting; she ran an Etsy store for a while, where she sold her creations to buyers in at least 6 countries.
TB: How did you first get involved with theatre?
CG: I have a very theatrical family. The first play I can remember being a part of was a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, my dad played Jesus. The whole family would be involved in these summer productions in Grand Rapids. It was quite the endeavor. I also remember being in the children’s chorus of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat early on and trying to sneak onstage any chance I could get, unfortunately I never succeeded, someone always caught me.
TB: Does your whole family do theatre?
CG: Yep, we’re all involved in some way, some of us more heavily than others.
TB: Favorite role or show you’ve been involved in?
CG: I’d have to say my capstone project in college, I played Olive in Women of Lockerby. A 60 year-old woman who’s main focus was doing laundry.
TB: Where did you go to college? And what do you do now that you’ve graduated?
CG: I went to NDSU. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance. I’m a proofreader at Super Studio, which is a subsidiary of Flint Communications.
TB: What do you do in your free time?
CG: I knit, a lot! I also love to listen to audio books, podcasts, and talk radio. I love Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me on NPR. I also really enjoy cooking. My fiance and I make homemade pasta together, he makes the sauce from scratch and I make the noodles. We’re the pasta dream team.
TB: What do you enjoy most about working at Theatre B?
CG: The high quality of work and the intimacy of the space. The first piece I saw here was Next Fall and it left a huge impression on me. I left the theatre that day thinking “if this is what performing could be like after college, I want to be involved.” While I was still in college, I didn’t have much time to audition outside of my program, but I made sure to audition at B as soon as I was finished. When I was cast as Cordelia in Art of bad Men, I was thrilled. It was great to feel accepted and valued here. Also, I think B has great audiences, they’re thoughtful and engaged in the work, overall just a great place to be.