"I want to say how lucky you are that this beautiful theater exists for you," Field told students on stage during a ceremony before the unveiling of the theater's new sign. "Use it. Explore not only the world of language, the spoken word and that of storytelling _ because that's what we do up here on this stage, we tell stories _ but use it to explore you."
"She's a woman who loves her son unconditionally," Miss Field said about her role. "A lot of her dialogue sounds like slogans, and that's just what she intends."