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Miss Nowhere Diner

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Akadēmeia Theatre (Kathleen Potts and Lydia Fort)
May 29, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Playwright and Director + Producers!.

What is your show about?
Gambling, promises, denial, lies, and a trucker/preacher who thinks of his flock “not as sheep, but as deer in the headlights of life.”

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
We love theatre that relates to cultural and social issues. We want to make "epic" theatre -- not epic in size or scope, but in terms of themes and ideas! MISS NOWHERE DINER is about addiction, the power of faith, and the lure of deceit.

Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
NO ONE! We believe in the collaboration process in theatre. Privileging the playwright, the actor, or the director is not helpful; unless one of them is super-rich and is funding the entire show's budget ;)

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
We hope they'll talk about MISS NOWHERE DINER until our next show is produced! If not, then at least until the drinks run dry...

Which mythical character would like your show the best: Cyclops, Cupid, Paul Bunyan or the Easter Bunny?
It depends on what you think about the Cyclops; we think he just wants to fit in. Many people find the Easter Bunny a bit scary. We can't remember -- Didn't we learn about Paul Bunyan in school? And WHO DOESN'T have issues with Cupid?!

Why are theater festivals so very important?
There's no other festival like the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, which builds a community while allowing individual voices to be heard. It's like Burning Man, Lilith Fair, Woodstock, and a huge family reunion all in one! Come see MISS NOWHERE DINER! We'd love to have you become part of our artistic community.