Heather M. Brose
Recent PSM credits include: FOC '15 & '16, American Rhythm (sub), West Side Story, MIXTAPE (sub), Smoke on the Mountain, Lambs Players Theatre; Pageant, A Behanding in Spokane, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, It's a Wonderful Life, Private Lives, Cygnet Theatre; Disgraced, My Mañana Comes, Uncanny Valley, Steal Heaven, RED, In the Time of the Butterflies, In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park, Tortilla Curtain, Doubt, Water & Power, SDREP; RESPECT, Phil Roger Roy Productions; A Shayna Maidel, North Coast Rep; Salome and The Father directed by Estelle Parsons for The Actors Studio starring Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest; and Stephen Sondheim’s 70th Birthday Bash at the Hollywood Bowl. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
In Before You Were Mine, Duffy makes the character of the narrator's young mother come alive in the present day, by making time aphysical distance. The narrator is "ten years away from the corner you laugh on", and this metaphor places the narrator in the same time period as their mother. It creates a closeness between them as the narrator enhoys their mother's youth as they "shriek at the pavement", and it is like a snap-shot of the past that romanticises the mother as a "Marilyn" Monroe figure in their life, "glamorous" and "bold". The posessive tone Duffy uses in the title ("MIne") shows how the narrator wants to be a part of their mother's life even before they were born, but ultimately demonstrates their close bond.