nytheatre.com q&a preview by Amy E. Witting
July 10, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I think it was either work in the theatre or be put away somewhere sad and lonely to live with all the characters swirling in my head. Since I learned how to talk I was expressing myself through stories, characters, and performances. I know that I drove my two older brothers crazy, and probably still do with my flare for the dramatic. Not to quote anyone famous, but I WAS born this way.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
I've experienced FringeNYC in many different aspects over the years as a reviewer, ACR, and I've applied twice before. FALLING is the first show that was accepted, and I think it's the right piece to have in this festival. FringeNYC is about the community of theatre. I've always felt that the backbone behind the Fringe, a humble team of two, created this festival for the right reasons, and the same reason I do any of the work I do. The love of theatre. The art of collaboration. Writing and creating can often be a solitary occupation, but when you are involved in a festival of this magnitude you immediately feel this immense support system and that's extremely exciting. Every August there is a unique energy downtown and I'm thrilled to be included in that energy this year.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
It's about many things, but I think as progressive as our society may be History will continue to repeat itself when it comes to the matter of the heart. At times our souls are connected to one person, as we remain partnered with another. I want people to question the current state of their intimate relationships and think about lovers they let pass them by because they did not believe the relationship was defined as socially acceptable. At times we simply cannot chose where our love goes, and it’s unfortunate that often those relationships go unexplored when in fact they could be the great loves of our lives.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
I am a fellow New Jerseyite and know that Snooki wouldn't understand the play, Bruce Springsteen would write a number one hit about love on the beach after experiencing the play, and Thomas Edison would feel a bit upset that he was not one of the historical references mentioned in the play.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
FringeNYC highlights cutting edge Indie theatre and can transform you to many wonderful and scary places for only $18 dollars. It's a steal really. The exciting part of FringeNYC is the passion that is behind each and every production. You can always climb a mountain, or go to the beach, but you can't replicate the experience of a theatre performance.