Selected Short Subjects
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Cheryl King
September 14, 2012
What is your job on this show?
actor, director, producer.
Are there boundaries as to what kind of theatre you will take part in?
Yes. I don't like to do bad plays, or violent ones. I prefer plays that tell a story, don't like didactic work, and love theatre that pushes boundaries. I also love playing roles that demand that I see the world from different eyes than my own. That's what TC Corwin and I are doing in "Treatment" - William LoCasto's new play. TC plays a subservient patient and I play an arrogant psychiatrist. It's a well-written thriller, full of humor and wonderful undercurrents. The shrink is capable of cruelty (I don't think I am)so it both shocks and delights me to see this quality come out in the work.
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
Theater (like reading, my favorite pastime) requires a great imagination, both in the artist and the audience.
How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
William Locasto (the playwright for Treatment) sent me an email nearly 7 years ago - he wanted to intern with a theatre, so that he could learn more about writing, and so that he could be part of a theatrical community. I said yes to him, a brilliant move on my part, and we are now fast friends and collaborators. I met TC Corwin at an improv event, and once he came to Stage Left and we started talking, we knew we'd be friends forever. Turns out we are also very good scene partners. I love working with him, and we've done several one-acts together, and perform an episodic series called "Podcasters" in my monthly Forbidden Kiss LIVE show.