Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Majors/Minors: I am a Sociology major and I am thinking about a film/South Asian studies/theater minor. I’m indecisive.
Relationship Status: Single as a Pringle!
Her Campus: What are you involved in on campus?
Sarai Warsoff: This semester, I am choreographing for Liquid Latex, I’m involved in HTG’s production of Hairspray, and I’m (hoping) to start my own radio show soon! Last semester, I was also involved in Junior Brandeis Achievers and Adagio but had to take a semester off of both because of classic Brandeis scheduling problems. I also played in the intramural co-ed outdoor soccer league (Pandora’s Penalty Box forever!)
HC: You mentioned you are involved in the upcoming HTG musical Hairspray, what part are you?
SW: I’m one of the “Nicest Kids in Town” but she has a name too! So I’m Lou Ann, that’s her name.
HC: What are you most nervous for and most excited for about being in Hairspray?
SW: I’m just excited to be doing musical theater again. I did musical theater for eight years, and had to stop for medical reasons, and I haven’t had the guts to get back into the swing of things, but I guess that’s what I’m most excited, and nervous for… Two birds, one stone.
HC: What have you loved about being involved in theatre on campus?
SW: It’s such an inclusive community here! At my old school, everyone was so cold and bitter and rude to each other, it made theater so repulsive to me, but it’s so opposite here at Brandeis. I’ve met so many awesome people through theater, and it’s fun!
HC: You mentioned your old school, when did you transfer to Brandeis and from where?
SW: I transferred last fall from a small university in southern California called Chapman University.
HC: What has been the hardest part about transferring to Brandeis? What has been the best part?
SW: I think the hardest part is just adapting to the cold weather, it’s been a lot harder getting dressed in the morning when it’s not shorts and a tank top every day. The best part has definitely been the people. I have just loved getting to know all of the people here at Brandeis and it has not only been the best part but also the easiest part of transferring here!
HC: Do you have any advice for future transfers?
SW: Get involved in things you like to do! I know everyone says that, but it’s really true… Also, don’t forget people’s faces and names, and say hi to them whenever you see them, that way they HAVE to become your friend.
HC: You are definitely taking that advice to heart and involved in some awesome clubs! How did you come to join Liquid Latex? What will you be doing for that?
SW: I got involved basically by being obnoxious and just e-mailing the board saying, “I WANT TO DO THIS TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO!” One of the big reasons I transferred was because of the clubs, and Liquid Latex was one that really stuck out to me. I’m choreographing a really kick-ass (can I say ass? Is this national TV? They say ass on national TV, right?) piece that I’m really excited to see fall into place!
HC: What are you most excited about for Liquid Latex?
SW: I’m not only excited for the whole process of getting a piece together, but also that day of the performance. Because I’m the only person involved in my piece who isn’t dancing, I’m super pumped to be there during the day to help paint, and just be in the environment of Liquid Latex. It’s gonna be great. Everyone come. Don’t miss it. Naked people dancing.
HC: Do you think in the future you might be in the show instead of just choreographing for it?
SW: I think I might! I’m not 100% sure yet, but who knows what the Latex gods have in store for my Brandeis dancing career… It seems like so much fun though, I want to.
HC: How was your experience in Waltham Group? Are you involved in other clubs or want to be involved in any other clubs?
SW: I LOVED being a part of Waltham Group. I am really bummed about not having as much time to get to do more with them this semester, but I loved the inclusiveness that was the Waltham Group. Getting to work with JBA last semester was so much fun, I can’t wait to hopefully get to volunteer again!
HC: You mentioned a radio show, what will it be about?
SW: I’m hoping for it to be a eccentric mix of advice from questions sent in from friends/listeners, random life stories, guest hosts, as well as music that I feel like people should listen to. I have the power of the microphone, why not use it?
HC: What got you interested in radio?
SW: So I’ve always wanted to host a radio show ever since one of my best friends hosted her own at Yale, and listening to her talk about the process and how much fun she had hosting a radio show really made me want to do it.
HC: Who/What is…
Your celebrity crush? I swoon at the thought of Aaron Tveit
Your favorite new album? So it’s not “new” but “The 1975” by The 1975. I love me some British men singers, what can I say?
Your quirkiest quirk people don’t know about you? I snort when I laugh too hard, which is often. My friends once recorded it and set it as their ringtones. I also snorted at “quirkiest quirk”
Your fantasy vacation? A really long cruise around East Asia and the Mediterranean… There are too many countries I want to go to for me to pick just one.
HC: Finally…If you were abandoned on a desert island, what would be the most necessary thing for you to have with you?
SW: Crispy Tofu Pad Thai. And my cat, Bisou.