The Skinny on... Mary Darcy

Mopco cast member since August 2011 

What was your favorite toy as a child?  

My Mrs. Beasley Doll.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? 

Can't do just one. The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark, in Albany, New World Bistro Bar, in Albany, and Lucas Confectionery, in Troy, are high on the list. 

Are you involved in any creative projects you’d like to tell people about? 

I'm a founder and producer of Alloveralbany.com. It's a website for smart, curious people in the Capital Region.  If you go there, you will find something that interests you.  I promise. 

How do you prepare before Mopco performances?  

I make up songs on the way to rehearsal. I also think about situations in my life and try to “yes and” them.  Connection with the other performers before a show is also important to me. 

Would you rather travel to the moon or the bottom of the sea? 

The sea.  I love salt water and sand, and I'm really a fan of the whole gravity thing. 

What’s the best advice you ever got?  

Listen.

Are you involved in any community projects? 

I work with a lot of community theaters, especially Schenectady Light Opera Company.  There are so many community groups in the Capital Region doing beautiful work and giving people the chance to grow and share talent.  I work on their youth productions and it's just so beautiful to see what the theater gives to these kids.  Art, history, empathy, discipline.  I'm so proud to be a part of this community. 

Photo by Richard Lovrich at Mopco's 'Real Life' show at Proctors 

Photo by Richard Lovrich at Mopco's 'Real Life' show at Proctors 

What’s your motto?  

Kindness is never wrong.

What is your favorite sound? 

Laughter.

If heaven exists, what do you want God to say to you when you arrive? 

Bravo, darling. Bravo.