As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, GLOW Lyric Theatre’s Love is Love is Love is just around the corner! And with the start of rehearsals, we will be introducing you to our phenomenal cast of LGBTQ and ally performers.
Next in our fabulous cast is the incredibly talented vocalist vocalist Brook Nelson! In our interview we discussed her upcoming role in Love is Love is Love, as well as her experience as a “gay exMormon”.
Q: Is this your first time working with Glow? If not could you tell us a bit about what brought you back?
A: This is my second time working with GLOW! I worked on their 2016 Festival Season as a stitcher on the costume crew. I’m back because I love the work that Christian and Jenna do.
Q: Well we’re glad to have you back, and this time in a different role! Could you tell us a bit about this new role and what drew you to the project?
A: I’m onstage this time- delivering original pieces dealing with my experience as a gay exMormon and performing some familiar and powerful showtunes too. I really wanted to work on Love is Love is Love because I decided (a while ago) that I didn’t want to be quiet about things that matter to me anymore, and this is a pretty awesome opportunity to be loud!
Q: Could you tell us a bit more about your experienes in the Upstate’s LGBTQ community?
A: As a lesbian, I’ve seen first hand how our world is so divided, and people on all sides are so quick to cling only to people who share their views, as well as ostracize those who don’t. I think sometimes we forget that even people we disagree with are still people. Work like this is important because it helps other people to see who we are and where we’re coming from.
Q: And in the spirit of the season, what is your favorite Valentine’s gift you’ve ever received, your dream Valentine’s date, and a Valentine’s candy you cannot go without?
My mom once got me a hip hop hippo who dances to “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon Five, and I still have him. For date I have to go with star gazing then watching a movie, eating pizza, and cuddling. And to be honest, I kind of love conversation hearts.
You won’t want to miss Brooke’s performance in Love is Love is Love on February 14th at 7pm at the Warehouse Theatre. You can purchase tickets on the GLOW Website, for $25. Tickets include a pre show reception featuring delicious desserts and drinks provided by Upstate Pride SC.