Lover of Humanity.Fan of the Underdog.Purveyor of Fine Ordinary Moments
I am Margaret Curry, and as both an actor and as a person, I have always felt like I am living a sort of double life.
It’s funny. I am well aware of what I resonate, what roles I am most hired for. Intelligent, classy, poignant, versatile, sincere - all words that have been used to describe my acting and singing style. My voice - warm, believable and accessible. I make a great mom, teacher, doctor, lawyer, therapist, best friend and wife. I’ve played over 300 performances as Titania the powerful but susceptible Fairy Queen (the mom of all fairies!) from “Fools in Love,” the musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Lutheran mom-with-a-heart-of-gold but high-strung Karin in several Equity National Tours of the musical “Church Basement Ladies." The cutthroat, out-for-justice Attorney Andrews in the feature film “Diamond Ruff.”
But in my heart of hearts, I know I am really a character actor trapped in the body of the attractive-enough but non-threatening Midwest clean cut next-door neighbor! I have a quirky, sometimes dark or off-beat side lurking beneath my squeaky-clean surface. I’ve also been described as mysterious, quirky and unexpectedly bold. (I’m not afraid to “go there.”) Through this dichotomy, I’m led to create some great comedic and dramatic roles, such as the foot-fetishizing, newly-self-proclaimed lesbian in Harry Kondoleon’s dark theatre comedy “The Houseguests.” The sadistic, psychopathic hillbilly Auntie Dote in Joel Forrester’s dark satirical musical “Fascist Living.”
I love my double life because it allows me to tell the stories I most want to tell. I am on a never-ending quest to examine and understand both the light and the dark sides of human behavior. I’m drawn to works that explore and celebrate the human spirit. Stories of how people rise above the problems of life and the human condition to make change and follow their hearts. I have a soft spot for the seemingly ordinary moments and people in life: the underdog; the unsung heroes; the quiet, small moments that can sometimes hold a lifetime. I seek to help to give voice to the people who've not been able to tell their story, either because they've been opressed or overlooked.
It's my mission to collaborate deeply and bravely as an actor and singer with all of the people who make up a production, so that together we can create stories to inspire, educate, elicit, and evoke. To give voice to the voiceless and help the invisible to be seen. To wake people up so that they may live life more fully and authentically and to embrace their double lives!