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Money Lab

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Edward Einhorn
July 30, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Conception/curation/writing.

What is your show about?
A multi-disciplinary examination of economic theory though games and performance.

Are there boundaries as to what kind of theatre you will take part in?
There are none. As you may notice from the evening, a variety of types of theater are included, from interactive games, sketches, dance, multimedia...I'm game for anything.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this summer that...?
Examines economic theory through games, video, dance, found text, and performance. That's sort of an easy one...

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 that all three are true. React in the five minutes, consider in an hour, and then connect something in the wee hours of the night. Money is with us always.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Well, it's economic theory, so it's smart. But the dance can be sexy. I would certainly hope the games are surprising. And as for smooth...we'll see. It's a workshop, so things may be a little bumpy. But we'll do our best.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
A relevant question for this show. As I will argue, I've spent over two million already, just on doing what I'm doing. Just by choosing a career in which I make much less money than I would in another. If you put all the artists involved in the show together, I'm sure we've spent well more than ten million. If you ask how, the answer is apparent. To do just what we are doing right now. This show, our careers, our lives. This.