You've performed in Dallas Theater Center's Christmas Carol before and after Kevin Moriarty introduced his stage adaptation. Do you still have the lines from the other roles in your head? All at once Scrooge gets to release decades of pent-up, unrealized joy/forgiveness/empathy/love, and I think if done the right way, the audience should share in that experience. I caught up with Organ for an email Q-and-A about what this part and this show mean to him. 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It is a great privilege to make plays for a living, but this is the one time each year where our work has an actual, tangible, immediate, real-life impact on our fellow citizens. By Michelle Lou, CNN Updated 4:12 PM EDT, Fri June ... What exactly happened to the US’s star striker, Alex Morgan? Our boss, Kevin Moriarty, reminds us every year that A Christmas Carol is the most important work we do at DTC. Warning: The following contains spoilers from Season 7, Episode 13 of Orange Is the New Black. I acted in the play for the first time in 2010, in the old version at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. The fun comes toward the end of the play. Since we perform the play approximately 50 times each year, I think I probably have a majority of the script memorized by now. She sat and rested in a victory over Chile. It's a small sacrifice to make, considering the importance of what we're doing. A post shared by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on May 9, 2020 at 11:24am PDT Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco have been married since 2014. Alex is just trying to make the mimic (aka you) to understand humans, to see humans, because mimics don't have empathy. The challenging part is making sure Scrooge doesn't slip in caricature. When we meet Scrooge, he has spent a lifetime hardening himself against potential hurt, but it's because he's been wounded so deeply at various points in his life. Through Dec. 30 at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. Alex Morgan (Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco) is an American football player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. But I think if you go that route, the reclamation has less bite. Alex began wrestling in high school, and eventually physically confronted his father, after which, his father did not return. Is there anything else you want to share about A Christmas Carol? Due to the ACL injury that slowed her progress in 2007, Morgan was not called up to train with the United States under-20 women's national soccer team until April 2008. Three days after we close A Christmas Carol, I begin directing the first show in STT's 2019 season, Incognito by Nick Payne. My producing partner, Drew Wall (who ironically plays my business partner, Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol), will also act in that play, so no rest for us. I know Trump has been entangled in a Twitter war with one of the U.S. players and I’ve done my best to ignore all of that. No ligaments were torn. Chamblee Ferguson, Sally Vahle, Michael Connolly, Brad Leland and Hassan El-Amin gave us excellent, but wildly different, interpretations of the role, and my Scrooge will be undoubtedly influenced by those ghosts of Scrooges past. The events happened, Morgan was real. After six years of performing in Dallas Theater Center's production of A Christmas Carol, resident acting company member Alex Organ knows Kevin Moriarty's adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic as well as only a person who has played nearly every male role except for Scrooge can. Alex Morgan may have sustained an injury against Sweden, … Copyright © 2021 The Dallas Morning News. When we're hurt, we choose whether to allow ourselves to remain vulnerable or harden ourselves against future pain. It means he has to encounter more people on a day-to-day basis, so he's surrounded by humanity rather than isolated from it. Playing Scrooge has made me think a lot about vulnerability and hardness. Is there any sense of being surrounded by your own ghosts of roles past? Scrooge is the nucleus at the center of the machine, so already having a grasp on how the machine is supposed to operate is a huge help. Nancy covers theater and children's entertainment for The Dallas Morning News. I think the idea of Scrooge as a factory owner, rather than a money lender, is a clever update. How do you feel about helping out and encouraging the audience to help? Alex Organ was born on August 12, 1981 in the USA. She is a member of the SCBWI, Writer's Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild dating back to her work on the television show Happy Days.