Sokolovic recently earned her MFA from Yale, and in April was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for outstanding featured actress in a musical for her role in The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World. This fall, she will appear in Lisa D’Amour’s hotly anticipated Detroit, at Playwrights Horizons, as part of a cast that also includes Amy Ryan and David Schwimmer.
What neighborhood do you live in?
I live in Cobble Hill. It’s the best. I never want to move.
How long have you been in NY?
I came in 2005 after I had been moving around a lot. I have always had a bit of wanderlust. New York seemed like an inevitable and necessary adventure. I drove here with a good pal, $800 to my name, and a dream.
What’s the best venue you’ve performed at in NY?
I can’t name a “best.” I have favorites all over, some for nostalgic reasons, some for configuration or architecture.
Where would you love to perform that you haven’t yet?
Every time I see something at St. Ann’s I wanna get up and dance, so I hope I perform there someday.
If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
I think Bradford Louryk is a genius. I love Andrew Wade and would follow him anywhere. I think Robert Woodruff is really exciting, and a really special soul. My friend Lileana Blain Cruz is brilliant. The list is endless, really.
What’s next for you?
Who can say… I do hope to take a vacation before the new year. I have never been to France and always wanted to go. If anyone wanted to send me there as a gift, I wouldn’t say no.