Every day is opening night.

Sarah Pidgeon

We’re pleased to welcome Sarah Pidgeon On The Couch this week just days after her opening night in Stereophonic where she made her Broadway Debut as Diana.

It’s not often that a debut comes along with a Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle nomination, but Pidgeon is sweeping them up.

Her career, before joining Stereophonic in its previous run at Playwrights Horizons, has included many films and shows including “Tiny Beautiful Things” and “The Wilds”.

Stereophonic might be the season’s most critically acclaimed new play and features original songs by Academy Award® nominee and Grammy Award® winner Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire. The story follows an up-and-coming rock band recording a new album, suddenly finding themselves on the brink of superstardom.

Read our full interview with Sarah below.

What do you consider to be your best asset?
I sleep with one eye open. Literally. When I’m really exhausted sometimes one doesn’t close all the way.

What was your proudest moment?
Joining SAG and Equity. My family’s been a part of unions for generations!

What is your favorite drink?
I love sparkling water. Topo Chico.

What is your favorite food?
Tomatoes. With a little salt. I eat them like apples.

What is your favorite condiment?
Tie between mayo and soy sauce.

What is your current obsession?
Crochet how-to videos.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Sugar sugar sugar.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I’d love to produce, assembling a team of people that excite and inspire me. I want to pay it forward because I’ve been given opportunities by people who believed in me.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?Pottery supplies and ceramics.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing? 
I spend a lot of time working out the NYT crossword. I’m slowly getting better at them but I won’t leave bed in the morning until it’s completed.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Cleaning the kitchen before going to bed. A good day starts with no dishes in the sink.

What in the world most thrills you?
Turbulence on a plane. I kinda like it.

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the  job?
I feel like the job sort of calls for you to embarrass yourself daily, but I do have stress dreams, more like really vivid nightmares when I’m on a project. I’m usually in rehearsal or sometimes late to my entrance. I’m half asleep but imagine my directors and cast are in my room at 2am and wondering why I’m in my pajamas and can’t keep my eyes open. I’ll start sleep talking and sometimes sleepwalking semi consciously before I realize I’m dreaming. I’ve actually woken up roommates while sleepwalking –  shaking them awake thinking I’m late to my entrance. That’s usually when I wake up, and my god that’s embarrassing.

What is your favorite place in the world?
My sister and friend’s couches that they let me crash on in the city. (Thank you <3)

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
I grew up with dogs but during Covid adopted a stray cat during a socially distanced walk with my friend. Her name is Tinky Winky, she’s a domestic short-hair, and she made me fall in love with cats. However… She now lives with my mother.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
A big dinner with all the people I love. And to have every spam email unsubscribed from and moved to trash.

What is your personal motto?
Wherever you go, there you are.