Every time I get the chance to sit with a character and walk in their shoes I realize that my feet have changed. I am not the same person I was yesterday. The things that are on my mind and in my heart have changed. And as an actor I have to be in tune to where I am at today and allow that to inform my approach to the character I am to inhabit. I also always hear something different than I did the last time I played a role. My overall approach to embodying any role is to try and see it with fresh eyes, ears, and heart.
That being said one nice thing, especially for this show because it so dialogue heavy, is that the words are still inside my brain. This time around it did not take as long to get the words back. Now, getting them back in the right order is another story (smile). The major challenge for me in the process is to make sure I am truly listening to my scene partner and not just saying my lines preemptively because I know the play so well. Ultimately this has been a very different journey than the previous time I played Camae. I have enjoyed every minute of it and if I get the chance to stand in her shoes again I will have changed even more and so my performance hopefully will reflect that.