Adele Noronha is one of the busiest and most in-demand young actors in Vancouver. The Studio 58 grad is currently in rehearsals for Walt Whitman’s Secret, which opens at Presentation House Theatre October 14. She plays Anne Montgomery, the intelligent, compassionate, forward-thinking wife of Walt Whitman’s caretaker, Horace Traubel (played by Conrad Belau).
She agreed to play “10 Questions” with us after rehearsal one night.
1. What made you want to be a theatre artist?
Learning it was possible.
2. How many plays have you acted in?
More than I can count on one hand.
3. What are some favourite plays you’ve been in?
Jason Rothery’s Inside the Seed with Upintheair Theatre and Marcus Youseff’s JABBER at Manitoba Theatre For Young People
4. Who are some of your favourite actors?
The talented men I get to work with on this show.
5. What’s the best piece of theatre you’ve seen this year?
Gabriel Dharmoo’s Imagined Anthropologies which I got to catch at The Summerworks Theatre Festival this summer. I can’t believe I missed it at PuSh last year!!
6. What’s your favourite colour?
7. All-time favourite movie?
Forrest Gump. (Actually most anything with ’90s Tom Hanks. Warm fuzzy feelings.)
8. Favourite non-theatre-related activity?
9. Favourite drink?
10. Why should people see Walt Whitman’s Secret?
There are big hearts in the room making a show about the complexities of love. Perspectives are deep and varied in each voice in the rehearsal hall. And the design team is brilliant. Honestly, I would love to see it from where you get to in the seats!