As USA Network’s “Dig” gears up for its season finale this week, one of its stars, Chicagoan Regina Taylor, 54, is already looking ahead to her next project. Her play “stop. reset.” debuts at the Goodman Theatre — where she’s been an artistic associate for two decades — May 23.
Calling from: “I’m in Los Angeles for [events].”
Creativity is: “I look at it as part of a whole body. You have the arms, legs, heart, spine — all these things make up the whole body. Part of life, like breathing, is to be creative — from acting to cooking a meal. It’s how you touch other peoples’ lives on a day-to-day basis.”
What scares me: “A lot of times, fear of the unknown, because what I do is so transient. I know everything changes, so I try to embrace change.”
“stop. reset.”: “Has to do with technology, which is not my field but I like learning new things. … I think of theater as a place of storytelling. How do we tell a story? You have a live event on the stage, and then different portals of storytelling: [in] the lobby through cell phones, or events around the city, or a website we’re creating where people can [access other] works based on the themes of the play. We’re looking at how new audiences engage with theater. Things move so fast and we’re always connected to some device, [so we’re] connecting these devices to theater, a live event.”
For tickets to “stop. reset.” ($10-$40), visit Goodmantheatre.org.