The Island of No Tomorrows
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Fengar Gael
October 11, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
The theatre I prefer is a theatre of heightened passions that takes me to unfamiliar worlds, preferably in the distant past or future, populated by fervent characters and feral animals, in alien landscapes, speaking slanted speech and poetry, and singing, dancing, making love...
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
Film and television are bullying forms of entertainment, the camera telling me where to focus, the music manipulating my emotions. Going to the theatre is a creative act, asking me to imagine that a stage is a palace, the box a throne, the actor a king.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
To me this show is about love: romantic, sisterly, parental, and love of freedom from political and sexual oppression.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
The S word SURPRISING!
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
In this melting pot world that theatre reflects and explores, diversity is essential, but since acting is a transformative art, and since the great triumph of our species is imagination, actors should not be condemned to play themselves, their own races or ethnicities.