Playbill bunnies: Heidi Schreck
BY DAVID COTE, ADAM FELDMAN and HELEN SHAW

Issue 601: Apr 5–11, 2007

You don’t know their names, but these hardworking supertroupers keep NYC theater’s heart beating.

A brittle, nearly transparent actor you can actually see thinking, Schreck specializes in spiky, brilliant women who make you want to cuddle them—and let the devil take the risk. After wooing audiences in the invented language of Anne Washburn’s The Internationalist, she cut ’em dead with Theatre of the Two-Headed Calf’s Kabuki-style Major Barbara, a group she’ll return to for Macbeth in August.