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Zombie March Madness

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Jeremy Duncan Pape
February 13, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Director.

What is your show about?
Three months after the Collapse, a small group of survivors explores the rules of a world where they are no longer at the top of the food chain.

Are there boundaries as to what kind of theatre you will take part in?
Of course. For example, I would not work on a production the intention of which was to promote and extoll the virtues of racial superiority. If a piece has a big Message, be it social or otherwise, it must be something that does not seem Wrong to me. That said, these boundaries are difficult to define and more difficult to reach. I have yet to find content that I will not work with, only Messages.

Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
The audience.

How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
I have had a lasting relationship with most of the actors and production staff of this show and the Bunker. Our writer, Carlos came to us through the magic of the interwebs.

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside, it's too dark to read.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would use $1 million to go bonkers for a year or two and produce the hell out of a few seasons of Fringe tours. E'BRA! Then I would use the last 9 as seed money for a renewable venture, in either the form of a theater or a retreat. With that kind of money, I would hope to provide a creative home for myself and others for a very long time.