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Our story takes place over multiple times and places at once, so not all of our characters are Norse deities and monsters. Sometimes the most frightening creatures come from Scottsdale.
Molly Pach will be playing Mrs. Kristy Wallace, Head of Brand Management for The Corporation. She’s in charge of finding and/or predicting all threats to the Corporation’s profitability, and ensuring those threats are eliminated, with the highest degree of security and plausible deniability. This ice queen is hardly invulnerable; sometimes the best attackers have their own dirty little secrets.
None of the women in this story (except Sif, maybe) are perfect sweethearts. Flawed female characters are controversial for some people. They also respond to conflict in really interesting ways, and what’s more fun to play, or write, than a woman with a lot of power, an axe to grind, and everything to lose?
Molly hails from Milwaukee, WI and has made the Twin Cities her home for the past 3 years. She enjoys ice cream runs to DQ with her husband, snuggles from her black lab, Birdie, and lounging in bed with period British dramas. She is a member of the Minneapolis Catholic Worker Community where she displays her kick ass organizational skills taking minutes and facilitating at monthly meetings, and setting new records for dish washing at their weekly community meals. Her most recent interest is finding the perfect recipe for fried chicken.
What made you decide that you wanted to do this project?
Carin Bratlie. I will never say no working on a project she is involved in. I find her to be a powerful inspiration for all things life related and one of the best directors I have ever worked with.
Who’s your favorite character from Norse Mythology?
THE KRAKEN!!!! I have an intense fear for all things that live in the sea. A giant octopus that lives at the bottom and emerges only to bring you to your watery death?! Yeah, that works for me!
What are you reading these days?
A collection of stories by Colette.
What’s your favorite pre-performance ritual?
Listening to Ke$ha while I put on my makeup. I do it with headphones so no one judges me and the fact that I am listening to Ke$ha.
What’s under your bed right now?
Floorboards. The hubby and I got rid of our last bed frame because it squeaked too much. We sleep on a mattress and box spring.