the ingénue is a stock character in literature, film, and a role type in the theatre; generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome. ingénue may also refer to a new young actress or one typecast in such roles. the term comes from the French adjective ingénu meaning “ingenuous” or innocent, virtuous, and candid. the term may also imply a lack of sophistication and cunning.
the acting ingénue is a tentatively-
aspiring working? singer-actress who writes about rehearsals, lessons, auditions, inspiration, trepidation, preparation, contemplation, and lots of other things that end in -ation relating to music, theatre, and performing in general.
I’m a twenty-something aspriring actress living in the Boston area, trying to figure out what my place in the performing arts world is going to be from here on out.
(If you’re looking to cast a little
blonde red-headed brunette soprano that sings like a Disney Princess, I’m your girl!) (Also, I’m clearly okay with changing my hair color if need be.)
This blog is called “ingénues have feelings too” but could easily be called “ingénues have too many feelings.” I picked the name both because I am generally typecast in ingénue parts and also because I am basically an ingénue in real life, being equal parts Gothic heroine and Disney princess. (Tongue planted firmly in cheek, my dears.) Ingénues are the characters I tend to identify with, at any rate. <3
While you're here, here’s a link to my dramatis personae, or the people I talk about a lot in this blog.