Meet Vancouver actor Adelleh Furseth.
Adelleh’s 20 questions begins the first in our special series featuring the fall graduating class from Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College.
Meet Adelleh Furseth
Although Adelleh’s true passions lie in waitressing, she is happy to fall back on acting as a primary source of income. Adelleh has been living the dream, acting at the magical Caravan Farm Theatre this past summer and graduating from Studio 58 this fall. Speaking of fall, she’s fall-en in love with characters like Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) , and Ado Annie (Oklahoma!) that she’s had the pleasure of playing on the studio 58 stage. Next Adelleh hopes to jump back into improv, writing and dancing to a ‘Best of Sam Cooke’ CD.
20 Questions with Adelleh Furseth
1. Your first job.
An extra in a low budget French educational film. I’m in some high school French immersion classroom dancing for three seconds on a VHS. Only up hill from here.
2. The job you always wanted as a child.
Professional babysitter. I thought 12 year olds were adults. And I dreamt big.
3. Your pet peeve.
4. Your hero.
Lena Dunham. She’s so smart, funny, and unapologetically herself.
5. Your biggest indulgence.
YouTube audition tapes. I’ve seen them all. I like seeing actors without the polish, giving something a shot with fresh eyes.
6. One thing no one knows about you.
I watched Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper music video. And cried.
7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
A sharp graphite pencil, blank canvas, and a loved one. I’ll roll a die on the loved one.
8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
9. If you were not a theatre professional, what would you be doing right now?
I always thought I’d love landscaping as long as it wasn’t raining.
10. Hero or villain?
Both. Depends on your perspective.
11. Your life’s motto/mantra.
Keep surprising myself. And letting iPhone predictive text surprise me. Winnebago.
12. Your favourite playwright.
13. The role you are destined to play.
I’d love to play Natalie in Next to Normal. A musical about mental health, family dysfunction and addiction is my cup of acting tea.
14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be and why?
I strive to be Pooh bear. He cares about others, thinks simply and enjoys the little things.
15. What will it say on your grave marker?
It’s pronounced ‘Aw duh lay’.
16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?
That funny slurping vacuum from Teletubbies. It’s be a quick, but hilarious meal.
17. Your idea of happiness.
Feeling a sense of peace in my mind and love in my heart. And Mcflurries.
18. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.
Finishing a drawing. I like that with a drawing I can see the finished product with my eyes. A refreshing change from the constantly evolving nature of live theatre.
19. Your most memorable moment at Studio 58.
A standing ovation by one young girl after Oklahoma. It didn’t matter that others around her weren’t standing. She reminded me of a younger version of myself enamored with theatre for the first time.
20. To be or not to be?
Be. Be. Be. Even though it’s hard to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. It’s worth it to be.