nytheatre.com q&a preview by Emily Kron
July 25, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I am interested in working on new art which calls upon the collaborative process. It is a dream to have the opportunity to be a part of the genesis of a new play, create a role and participate in the first ever incarnation of a fresh and inspired piece.
Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I performed in a Fringe musical last summer, called "Love in a Tub." I am thrilled to be a part of the festival again, experiencing the process from a new angle and working on a completely different, equally original, piece.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
I think this show is about the deeply complex nature of growing up. It's about two individuals who are on the brink of bridging the baffling gap between childhood and adulthood, starting to decipher love, reconcile pain, challenge the values of their parents and question their own identities. Written with a unique hand, this story deals with the most universal theme imaginable.
Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
Daffy Duck. He's an underdog; a little neglected, a little abused. He'll get it.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
Everyone should come out to the Fringe Festival because supporting and witnessing the production of new theater is essential to the growth of art in New York. We live in the city of theater; to ignore the presence of new work is to overlook the importance of theater as a vital ingredient to our city. The shows are also affordable for young folks, and the Fringe experience is one that caters towards the youth, encouraging the emerging patrons of art, as well as the artists themselves. Movies are also really bad these days. You can hike mountains later.