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Eren Sisk is Helene in Theatre Conspiracy’s production of ‘A Doll’s House’


Theatre Conspiracy is bringing Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to the stage. Among the show’s talented cast is Fort Myers High senior Eren Sisk. She plays the part of Helene.

Sisk is serious about her craft. This past summer she was in Lab Theater’s blockbuster hit, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror. She actually played two roles in Baby Jane, that of young Blanche Hudson, as well as Abby Bates, who lives next door to the Hudson sisters’ deteriorating Hollywood mansion.

In November of 2016, Eren starred in Lab Theater’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s I & You. In it, Eren portrayed a critically ill high school student confined to her room as she awaits a life-saving organ transplant. The play marked a turning point in Eren’s young acting career. Not only was she the star, there was only one other actor in the play. That meant Eren was on stage throughout the 90-minute, no-intermission production. On top of that, her part imposed a heavy line load, deep psychological content and knotty existential themes.

Prior to I & You, Eren portrayed a beautiful, bouncy 9-year-old Victorian girl in Jennifer Haley’s The Nether who seduces visitors to a virtual world called The Hideaway before being killed and dismembered over and over and over again. She was also in Jekyll & Hyde and Footloose at Fort Myers High School and Les Miserable at Cultural Park Theater.

Like parents of Olympic skaters and gymnasts, Eren’s family has been supporting her thespian aspirations since third grade. “I’ve pretty much been in one show a year since then. I really have a passion for acting and theater. The more that I do it, the more passion I have for it. I want to actually be on Broadway when I’m older. I want to devote my life to this craft. It’s what really excites me.”

Eren is already preparing herself for a life in theater. In addition to the theater classes she takes at Fort Myers High, she works with directors Matt Koller, Aaron Jackson and others, participates in choir, orchestra and band, reads scripts for fun, and does as many shows as she can without overloading her plate. With college less than a year away, she is setting her sights set on N.Y.U. – which is just a stone’s through from Broadway and 42nd Street.

February 15, 2018.


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