Margaret Berkowitz was born and raised in McLean, Virginia, and has been performing in shows around the area ever since she was eight years old.
“When I was younger, I would audition for any musical that was available to me, just because I loved being onstage. But now that I am older, I have really been able to fall in love with certain shows of my choosing, and then pour my heart and passion into the audition when that specific show comes around. Spring Awakening was definitely one of those shows for me.”
“I remember seeing that a company in Arlington was doing the show, and right away I was like, ‘I have to be in this show.’ I just consider myself so lucky to have fallen into the right cast of talented people under the right visionary eye of the creative team, all at the right time.”
If you were ever to come across this doe-eyed, peppy girl on the street, you would probably never suspect that controversial rock musicals were her thing, but Margaret swears otherwise.
“I consider myself to be such an upbeat person in real life, that when it comes to art, I really like being a part of something bigger than just mere entertainment. I want people to feel like they belong in the world, and that they are not alone in the experiences they go through. These stories were written for a reason, and I believe that regardless of generation, social norms never truly change. There is something to be taken away from Spring Awakening no matter where you come from or what your age is. I see the beauty in it, and I hope you do too!”