Today, we shine the spotlight on Monique Hafen, who plays the role of Charity Hope Valentine in our upcoming mainstage production of Sweet Charity.
Monique Hafen makes her Hillbarn Theatre debut! Monique’s work includes shows at the San Francisco Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Center Rep, The Pear Theatre, SJ Stage Company, among others. She is a winner of three BATCC Awards for her roles in Company (Amy), Camelot (Guenevere) and My Fair Lady (Eliza). She is also the humble recipient of a TBA Award for The Threepenny Opera (Polly, SJ Stage).
You play the role of the Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity, what, if anything, do you have in common with your character? And how are you different?
What inspired you to accept a role in Sweet Charity?
What do you think the audience will be discussing on their way home after seeing Sweet Charity?
When did you discover your love for the theatre?
How did you get started in theatre?
What do you love about performing on stage?
What is your favorite and most memorable role you ever played? Why?
Jeffrey Brian Adams, hands down.
Do you have any wacky rituals you do before curtain call?
I say three Hail Marys and just pray for the best.
What is one thing you are incredibly proud of?
My family. They are the most inspiring group of people I know!
What is one fact or fun thing or special/hidden talent that we don’t know about you?
I was born and raised in Las Vegas and I’ve only ever gambled once…I broke even.