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Bite the Apple

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Diana Henry ("Cinderella")
July 30, 2012

What is your job on this show?
actor .

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
Born and raised in New Haven, Indiana. I went to Miami University of Ohio (BFA Acting) and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (MFA Acting).

If you're a New Yorker: why is FringeNYC an important part of the summer theater scene?
FringeNYC is the premiere event to discover exciting new theatre. I remember its inaugural season and am not surprised it's now celebrating 16 years. Plus it's clearly invaluable to producers.

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
Longer! Audiences will continue to process "Bite The Apple" long after experiencing our 90-minute play. You could easily bring it up to your BFFs at your next girls night out, you might ponder your connection to one of the characters during your daily commute, perhaps you'll even give different advice to your children. To whatever or whomever you connect, its personal meaning will keep evolving. There's a lot to absorb.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Linda Manning wrote a very smart play. It’s also surprisingly sexy.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would purchase and renovate an old theatre house within 2 hours of NYC, start a theatre company, then hire all my talented friends and family. I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than bringing them all together, creating something, then paying them!