I Married A Nun
nytheatre.com q&a preview by D'yan Forest
July 8, 2012
What is your job on this show?
playwright and performer.
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
When I was 7-years-old, many decades ago, my parents took me to the opening of the musical Oklahoma! in Boston, MA. I left that show mesmerized, and when I got home I sang and danced in front of the mirror all day. That's when I knew that the theater was for me.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
For the past year, I've been developing and performing my new one-woman show in fringe festivals and theaters around the country. FringeNYC is the most important event for me, and my show--the Main Event. New York and fringe audiences are the best! It's taken me 78 years to get here, and I'm ready to take my bow.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
My show is about my wild life adventures, traveling the world, sex in Paris, marriage to a nun, falling off a camel. I play the ukulele and sing songs in the show that will entertain you, and move you. My memoirs have a message, and I hope audiences leave the theater inspired to live life to the fullest, for love has no age.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
As a bisexual, Boston, Jewish, conservative 78-year-old playwright and performer, diversity is very important to me both in life and in the theater. The theater is a window into the world, and a place where we can all make a difference.