Meet our Ensemble Member, Ingrid Raison!
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Paris, France. I have lived there most of life, but three years ago I decided to move to New York to pursue acting. I live in Astoria now and I can’t get enough Greek food!
What got you interested in ensemble work?
I have always wanted to work within a creative home, since collaborative work is the core of any artistic endeavor. I think an ensemble is a place where you can build trust to explore. I love the playing dimension. In French, the process of acting can be translated as jeu which means game. I believe acting is intimately linked to this idea of playing games like when we were kids. Because we have created a safe environment during our workshops, I feel we regain the freedom that kids experience when they play games, and this is when brilliant discoveries happen.
What are your favorite things about life in NYC?
I love the energy of the city, it is so fast-paced but it gives a tremendous yearning to create and accomplish your goals. But it is also great to sometimes take a step back and jump on the LIRR or the Metro-North. In order to better appreciate this city you often need to look at it from afar.
What do you like most about working with BrickaBrack so far?
Being a member of BrickaBrack has taught to be more confident in my creative instincts. Devised theatre has definitely grown on me. I love that movement research and creative writing have such a large part within our jams. Both seem to intertwine and nurture each other. I am so happy to be learning how to build a play from scratch. It is both incredibly exhilarating and challenging.
Musings by the BrickaBrack Ensemble