Character: Ania Berlinski
Bio: Born in Torun, Poland, in the year 2000, only child of Marya and Pietrek Berlinski. Moved to Kendal at the age of 7.
An interview with Margot
- What’s challenging about bringing this script to life? These are real stories that came from real people. As actors, our job is to make the audience experience the full emotional impact of these stories, to make them feel the pain those people felt. To a certain extent, that means we have to feel their pain too. Twice a day, every day. It can be tiring emotionally, but it is so important and so rewarding when you find you are making a real difference in a young person’s life.
- Why did you want to be involved in this production? In the post-Brexit world, with extremism rearing its ugly head around every corner, it is more important than ever to educate our young people so they can become compassionate, tolerant, loving citizens of the world.
- What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home or when they leave the room after this show? Hopefully, they will leave the show thinking about how much of an impact their words and actions can have on other people, and knowing how to find support if they are ever the target of a hate crime.
- When did you first perform? I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t performing. I think my first experience on stage was in a dance show at the age of 3. I was playing a mermaid and spent the entire time adjusting the giant bow in my hair instead of dancing!
- What does your perfect Sunday afternoon look like? I get up late, meet friends for brunch, go for a long walk (with a coffee or cider break thrown in) and finish up the evening curled up on a sofa watching a good film.
- In one line what would be your piece of advice to any young person out there? It’s not my line, but “be excellent to each other!”.