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LOLPERA

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Angela Lopez
July 25, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Director.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
Like most passions, I discovered my love for physical theater so young that one might consider the memories and circumstances too distant to recall. However, I remember the very moments I was consumed and inspired by the work of Julie Taymor and the magic Pilobolus, DV8 and Push. I could not imagine devoting my life to anything other than these disciplines so I forged a fast and firm contract with myself to zealously pursue a life in theater. Being artists themselves, my parents encouraged me to express myself artistically and ingest a myriad of diverse artistic disciplines. I spent countless hours wearing-down a raised concrete slab in my back yard, which served as my stage, mimicking my favorite artists and emulating every nuanced movement until I could no longer get it wrong. Now I get the joy of doing what I love.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
was formed by user generated content from people around the world.

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I loved the idea and challenge of taking nonsensical memes and not only use them to tell a story but communicating ideas that speak to our generation. I was so amazed by Ellen and Andrew's ability to tell a beautiful story with fantastic music that I had to be part of it.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Smart...so smart.