nytheatre.com q&a preview by Fred Backus
July 24, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Who are your heroes?
Pamela Sabaugh, of course!
Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
For me it all began with "Horse Country" back in 1999, after which I met Pamela on her first play, "Woman in the Animal Kingdom" in 2000, and then I was in an experimental piece in 2001 called "Awaiting Repair in the Eternal Hootenanny" - all a bygone era at this point. More recently I did another show with Pamela that our mutual friend Frank Polito wrote called "Another Day on Willow Street" in 2007, and last year I got to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing Pac-Man in "Theater of the Arcade". This is my first time not acting though.
How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
At the Fringe! I was cast in her first play in 2000. A mutual friend of ours who was in it encouraged her to cast me - I'm glad he did!
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
I'll vote for the underdog and pick Zeppo...but I'm including Gummo as a volunteer choice.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
I think people should go to the beach and the mountains and the latest movie blockbuster, and ALSO the Fringe for a well-balanced diet of R&R. Why the Fringe? Because it truly represents a unique theatrical experience - looking over the wide range of shows I've been involved in personally over the years here reminds me of the sheer variety and breadth of talent that it has to offer.