The Spring Fling: The Morning After
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Allyson Morgan
March 14, 2013
What is your job on this show?
What is your show about?
Our smash-hit, New York Innovative Theatre award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with six brand new, exciting selections, riffing on the theme of The Morning After!
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like theater that doesn't take itself too seriously. Maybe it's cheesy, but at the end of the day, it's called a PLAY for a reason. If the performers and production team are having a good time, it's so clear in the work and that translates into the audience having a pleasurable experience, as well. Not to say theater can't be touching, or moving, or have depth - but there should be joy in the presentation.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this winter that...?
Has six never-before-seen, world-premiere, commissioned pieces by notable New York playwrights that are hilarious, moving, and thoughtful - and over in 80 minutes. Oh, and also that gives you free mimosas at our matinees.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
This is the third year of this project, and I continue to reinvest in it because I think it is vital to the off-off-Broadway community to continue to mix and mingle with other playwrights, directors, and actors who yearn to keep creating new work and don't have the venue or means to do so. We must continue to support and meet one another on a professional, creative level for work to grow and thrive.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
E. All of the above
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
1. Purchase a dual rehearsal and performance theatre space in Manhattan that is accessible and affordable for artists. 2. Create grants specifically for the off-off-Broadway community. 3. Pay all artists and collaborators a fair and comparable salary to other industries. 4. Do more shows!