Could you believe the picture of Emily Skinner done up as Agnes Gooch accompanying the article in today's Times-Dispatch? If you had just showed me the picture and asked me to guess the actress, I think I would have gone through everyone from Rosie O'Donnell to Margaret Cho before I got to Emily. Pretty amazing transformation.
My first gig in professional theater in Richmond was running props for the first "Quilters" show back in 1986. I think Emily was 16 at the time. It's staggering to me that that was 20 years ago, and still very cool to see everything Emily's done since.