After working with Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford, actress Marsha Regis tackles theatre
Fresh off wrapping a project with Hollywood A-listers Stanley Tucci and Shia LaBeouf in the Robert Redford directed feature film, The Company You Keep, Vancouver's Marsha Regis is turning her attention to the stage production of "Intimate Apparel".
The captivating actress will be appearing in the lead role of the play, which can be caught at The Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island. Regis plays Mayme, a prostitute in 1905 Manhattan. Mayme is one of her favourite characters to play to-date.
“It's so easy to dismiss her as a tart from the Tenderloin," said Regis of her character.
"Instead, what we find out is that she has hopes and dreams and wants to be loved, just like everyone else."
Critics have said that Lynn Nottage's beautiful play is the type of production that is, sadly, too rarely seen. With an intelligent script that doesn't pander to stereotypes and trusts its subtext as well as its text, “Intimate Apparel” is an engaging and moving work that involves its audience from the moment it begins. The play runs through March 10th, 2012.
Most recently, Regis had the pleasure of in a big Hollywood film directed by Robert Redford.
"I grew up watching Robert Redford movies with my parents," she said. "He's my mother's absolute favourite actor. I was so excited to meet him and work with him. He was so kind and so warm -- it was surreal. I felt so much love and integrity emanating out of him. It was quite a treat."
You may have seen Marsha in one of her many film and television roles, which include: “Watchmen”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “Battle in Seattle”, “White Noise”, “Smallville”, “Supernatural”, “Fringe”, “The L Word”, and “Kyle XY”, to name a few.
Previous roles on stage for Marsha include the role of Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt”.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Regis grew up in a variety of world cities, including her birthplace, Washington D.C. and Ottawa, Canada.
Her international upbringing has resulted in her ability to speak four languages: French, Creole, English and Spanish--English being her third language.
This talented actress can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to become a performer. Her influences came from many different artists, but she particularly remembers Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video having a really strong impact.