Miranda Schwabauer

WAA's New Administrative Assitant
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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What was your first acting role?

My first acting role was Guildenstern in Shakespeare’s Hamlet in fifth grade. My goal was to act Polonius because I liked his soliloquy to his son Laertes when Polonius was advising him “neither borrower nor lender be.” I wasn’t too upset though – my best friend got the role of Rosencrantz and it was pretty fun after that.

I still really enjoy both reading and watching Shakespeare’s plays. My favorites are Cymbeline, As You Like It, and Hamlet.

What are you most looking forward to working at WAA?  

I am truly excited about WAA’s mission to include and promote diverse cultural and ethnic performing arts groups here in the western states and provinces, with initiatives such as Conexiones for Latino artists, the Indigenous Performance seminar held in 2015, and budding partnerships with performing arts companies in China. WAA’s goals of integrating these groups into the collective consciousness of performing arts in the west is something I am honored to now be a part of.

Can you think of something people would never think to ask you?

I speak Mandarin Chinese and lived in Taipei, Taiwan for a year during university. I was born and raised in Portland, OR (one of those now rare unicorns) and have three younger sisters.

What is the TV show you can watch over and over again and not get sick of?

The answer is probably a show called Sword Art Online. It is about a beta-tester for an online virtual reality game, who, with three thousand other people, becomes trapped in the game with no way out except to complete all one hundred levels. The catch: if you die in the game, you die in real life. Highly recommend it!