Last March, when Mollie Mook-Fiddler and I sat in a hotel room in Seattle, hatching this project over a bottle of wine, one of the first things of which she was certain was the actor who should play Irene. Mollie had recently directed a production of The Diary of Anne Frank and was blown away by this actor’s performance as Mrs. Van Daan.
Here is a little character sketch I wrote for Irene last year during our fundraiser for BLUE BUNNY, the short script that inspired IRENE. Mollie was certain that this actor would be more than able to walk the fine line between vulnerability and stubborn strength required for Irene.
I’m thrilled that Mollie’s choice, actor Rebecca Krebbs, in The Diary of Anne Frank production shot above, top left corner, has agreed to contribute her talents to our title character. We shoot one week from today in Silverton, CO.
Rebecca Krebbs’ bio, here:
Rebecca Krebbs makes her living as a theatre technician at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, where she also teaches a number of theatre classes including Acting I and Introduction to Lighting. Rebecca is a veteran stage actor. Her most recent appearance as Mrs. Van Daan in “The Diary of Anne Frank, under the direction of Mollie Mook-Fiddler was one of the most meaningful performances of her career.