nytheatre.com q&a preview by Andrew Harrison
September 18, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in London in 1968. I grew up and went to medical school there.
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
Most of the time I work as a doctor. That job makes you think about life and what's important, and also envious of younger generations who will benefit from future healthcare inventions not available to us.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
I hope they talk about it into the wee hours. Personally I like theatre that make you think, and that was my aim when writing 'The Future'. I was very pleased when reviewers in London, said that it did just that.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Thomas Edison. One of the characters is an engineer, and there are several discussions about science.
Theater is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
All forms of media are important for democracy. Theatre is a key one because it tends to be about ideas, and you hear the ideas expressed directly by another person, in front of you, rather than via a technological interface.