SISU is in the Heart has a scenic designer!
I'm pleased to introduce you to Natalie Khuen, who will be responsible for designing the world of the play and the sets that will fill the stage in the Fairport Harding High school auditorium! It's quite the task -- the scenes of the play include multiple buildings and places from Fairport Harbor's history (and future), as well as locations in Atlanta and Finland, spanning 100+ years.
You'll be able to follow the design process on our Facebook Page, but until then, I hope you'll take a moment to read a little more about Natalie and to welcome her to the team!
You can read and see more of her work at: www.nataliekhuen.com
Most of my family lives in the Chicago area, where I grew up. I have German, Irish and French on my mom's side but they've been in northern Illinois for quite a few generations. My dad's side is a little mysterious: my paternal grandfather was adopted so we don't really know anything about his family history. My paternal grandmother was born on a Chippewa reservation in Minnesota.
If you could choose one ancestor to have dinner with who would it be?
I'd love to have dinner with my maternal grandpa. He died of a heart attack when I was a young kid so I never had a real relationship with him. He fought in WWII, had 8 kids, and decided to move away from the city and become a farmer in the middle of his life. I'm certain he'd have some good stories.
Where do you feel most at home?
This is an interesting question since I'm in a bit of a transition phase right now. I just moved from Los Angeles to Boston. I'd say my old apartment in LA still feels the most like home—with my view of the San Gabriel mountains and palm trees out my window—but it's not my apartment anymore! I'm enjoying the east coast a lot but still getting used to the change.