nytheatre.com q&a preview by Alex Trow
September 20, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I really love to work on theater that shifts and complicates a certain viewpoint or daily status quo. That can mean a lot of things: if the paradigm of the day is the stress of living in New York and its attendant hurry and hassle, then a funny play that takes you out of that hurry and hassle is a delight. If the paradigm of the day is a fairly abstract political thought (i.e. "Gay marriage should or shouldn't be allowed"), a play like "Stop Kiss" can make that abstraction human and real, in all its awkward attractiveness.
Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
Oh, you need them all! Certainly there are exceptions, but for the most part, a great actor, playwright, or director alone is like a kernel of unpopped popcorn. Lot's of potential! But nowhere and no reason to pop.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Thomas Edison. We've got some awesome scrolling lights.