Medea's Got Some Issues
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Ana Asensio
September 20, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Actor and Producer.
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like alternative theater, I love to explore what new authors are writing these days and new ways of telling stories. I love theater that deals with current issues in our society.
Why is this piece a solo play (rather than a multi-actor play)?
It's the story of Medea, the classic Greek tragedy, told from the point of view of "Medea" herself, with a very personal, contemporary and funny approach to it. It's "the other side of the story".
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
The audience will have fun while the performance of the play and I hope they will talk for the rest of the evening of even the rest of their lives!!!!
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Theater it's a great way to criticize society and promote changes in a clever, witty and entertaining way. It's been like this in all periods of history, specially when people couldn't say things publicly and they weren't allowed to express their thoughts and believes. Shakespeare or Euripides are actually examples of that. On stage you can create a new way of creating awareness about a current conflictive social situation and get under the skin of people without being aggressive or boring.