(Fang)irling over Erin Faria

You may recognize Erin Faria (‘24) (she/her) as an RA on your floor or maybe even as one of your Honors Program peer advisors. Soon, she is to become Van Helsing.

Erin is currently double majoring in theater education and secondary education and has been a part of BSU Theater since her sophomore year. Erin acted in shows such as Richard the III, Sensitive Guys, and Heathers, as well as directing a Student Repertory Theater production last year with Janie Wants a Dog.

From her roots in dance to acting roles on stage, Erin is preparing for her next big role in BSU Theater’s adaptation of Dracula!

Contrary to the book, Van Helsing in the play is a woman. Faria describes her as a vampire hunter and an expert in the field of the supernatural. 

“Van Helsing in the show of our production is really focused on demonizing femininity,” said Faria. “A lot of the characters who are traditionally masculine in the book and other portrayals are feminine.”

While her character plays a woman with more traditional views, Faria explained that the show includes themes of freedom and liberation for women and sexuality; themes that have been demonized by the patriarchy.

After talking about the character she will embody, Faria enthusiastically shared her experience of preparing for the show. “I wish there was a camera that captures everything in that room because we do some really cool stuff.”

Ever since the first week of school, the cast has been preparing for the show in a way unlike before. Erin talked a lot about the physical and abstract movement going into the show that she is so excited for all to see.

“It’s really abstract. It’s something that we haven’t gotten to do as a department yet,” said Faria. “I think it’s going to be a really cool experience for everyone involved if you’re willing to get a little bit weird.”

Between the stellar cast, new acting techniques, and original music (all brought to you by the amazing company of Dracula), Erin encourages all to come see the show! Tickets to attend Dracula can be found at bsutix.universitytickets.com for the second to last and last weekend in October.

 

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