Ticket To Eternity
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Adyana de la Torre
July 10, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
One of the most recent shows I saw was The President presented by The Storm Theatre. I was really impressed by the incredible detail and preciseness of the staging. Not a moment or beat left to chance. I thought the script was clever enough but I most enthralled by the careful attention to detail, swift movement, and playful use of tempo and illusion - like the work of a magician.
If you're a New Yorker: why is FringeNYC an important part of the summer theater scene?
The FringeNYC is an opportunity to see shows produced that may not have had a chance for production otherwise. It's a chance to highlight some of the most interesting work being written that theatregoers may not have yet been introduced to. It's a chance to bring small theatre companies together and make friends with fellow theatre artists.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
Ever since I workshopped this show over 4 years ago, I knew I just had to have a chance to perform in it and produce it. It's one of those plays that for an actor is an absolute dream. I've always said, if this was the last play I ever did - I would be happy. I feel I could perform this play for a lifetime. It's beyond fun and invigorating to be a part of and the idea is that audiences will come along for the ride.
Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
First of all, I would make sure all actors, crew and writer could be paid for their tremendous gifts. I would create a hub for multiple companies to come together and collaborate. I would purchase a theatre with rehearsal studios for classes/rehearsals, meeting halls, a networking center with bar/restaurant to hold events. A one-stop shop!