For Pete's Sake
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Joe Capozzi
September 3, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Ridgefield, NJ, a small town right across the Hudson River. I attended the University of Delaware.
Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
Without a doubt THE PLAYWRIGHT.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
For Pete's Sake is a story about secrets, abuse, betrayal, the power of humor to heal and ultimately forgiveness. Audiences will leave the theater hopeful and enlightened about a subject that many are impacted by and few truly understand.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Theater can absolutely bring about societal change. That's one of the main reason why I do it. In For Pete's Sake we deal with the sensitive topic of sexual abuse but it's done in a way that brings understanding and humanity to such a complex issue. Over the years of workshopping the play and presenting it in churches and conferences I have heard from many people who have shared with us how seeing the play has helped them in their healing process.