We had the good fortune of connecting with Lily Seavey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lily, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Authenticity is the most important factor behind my success. As an actor, I am my brand, and it is crucial to stay true to myself. This is ironic considering as an actor your job is to play other people convincingly. The authenticity of my performance takes place when am well prepared in understanding my character. I don’t judge the actions of the characters I play. I simply recognize that this is what they feel they need to do. This makes it so I, as Lily, don’t get caught up in thinking, “Well I would never do that!”. It lets me stay true to myself and true to my character.


Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I sort of fell into acting and just kept falling. When I was a kid, I had a friend who was auditioning at a community theater for their children’s play. I had come along and auditioned as well. I didn’t think much of it at the time. Later, when I was in high school, I had another friend tell me that I should come with her to audition for the One Acts. Once again, I found myself on stage. This One Act was particularly memorable for me because of a lost prop. During one of our performances a prob I would use went missing which led me to use a sword instead! It was very dramatic. I continued theater throughout high school and even was involved in several theater workshops at San Francisco Playhouse during my summers. I wasn’t getting the leading lady in all the shows, but it didn’t deter me. It was just something fun to do with my friends and I enjoyed being collaborative on shows. This is what I find most exciting about being a part of theater! There are so many layers to putting on a show and some productions have a huge history behind them. Such as certain Shakespearean plays and various musicals that putting on that show can be a lot of pressure. With Shakespeare it may be you are setting the play in a different time… what will the set look like? The costumes? I find the whole process exciting. You can never see the same show twice!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a friend coming to town to visit me the first place I would want to take them is my favorite restaurant, Charleston’s. It is a traditional American style restaurant in Fort Worth, but the food and service are amazing. Depending on the time of year I would take them to the Botanical gardens and of course the Stockyards! During the day it is great to go into all the little shops and even though I don’t drink alcohol I’d have to take them at night too! For another daytime activity I would go to the Cowgirl Museum or The Kimble Art Museum. In the evening? A show at Stage West Theater and a nice dinner at the downtown Fort Worth Capital Grill.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to give a shoutout to Jeanne Everton one of my professors at Texas Wesleyan University. She’s kind of the best. She defiantly helped me in understanding the business side of being an actor and what professionalism means for the industry. That you may not have a full resume when you start out but that is okay because you have to start somewhere. So, thank you Jeanne!

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