PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Cripple Tony Nominee Sarah Greene on Giant Rabbits, One Direction and the F-Word

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27 May 2014

Sarah Greene
Sarah Greene
Photo by Matt Crockett

Sarah Greene, a 2014 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Slippy Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

The Irish actress' stage work includes Alice in Funderland (Abbey); Big Maggie, The Playboy of the Western World, The Year of the Hiker, Empress of India (Druid); Between Foxrock and a Hard Place (Landmark Productions); Phaedra, Peer Gynt (Rough Magic); Little Gem (Gúna Nua); A Celebration of Brian Friel, The Death of Harry Leon (Ouroboros); Danti Dan (Gallowglass); Titus Andronicus (Siren Productions); and Ellemenope Jones (Randolf SD).

She has appeared on screen in "The Guard," "My Brothers," "Love & Savagery," "Eden," "Noble and Standby," "Raw" (RTE), "Vikings" (History Channel/MGM) and "The Assets" (ABC).


Full given name: Sarah Greene
Where you were born/where you were raised: County Cork, Ireland
Zodiac Sign:Leo, the lion
Siblings:One younger/taller sister, Edel
Special skills:I can sing and play the guitar, and I'm a really good listener.
Something you're REALLY bad at:Lying!
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations when first starting out?My drama teacher at CADA - Catherine Mahon Buckley.
First Broadway/West End show you ever saw: Les Mis in London, and All the Way on Broadway
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? The Glass Menagerie. Everyone is raving about it.
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Here Lies Love and Hedwig
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: “There’s No Business Like Show Business”
Stage or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with: The Irish actor Donal McCann. A true genius.
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Michael Grandage’s Peter and Alice, written by John Logan
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Lennon and Maisie. Two incredibly talented young girls.
Most played song on your iPod: The Acid's "Basic Instinct" has been my New York soundtrack. I play it everyday when I leave the house.
Most-visited websites: IrishTimes. Nialler9 for new music. And Twitter.
Last book you read: "The Farm" by Tom Rob Smith. Gripping read.
Must-see TV show(s): "Orange Is the New Black." Incredible female performances.
Some films you consider classics: "Kramer vs Kramer" is one of my all time favourites.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Irish artist called Hozier. He's absolutely amazing.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Well I watched One Direction’s documentary and I fell in love. Don't know much about their music, but I'm a fan!
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