Visit nytheater now, NYTE's new site about indie theater in NYC, for in-depth coverage of new American plays.

Check out Indie Theater Now, NYTE's digital theater library, to discover and explore new American plays for study, production, audition material, and more.

Loading

The Kingdom

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Jonathan Vandenberg
January 4, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Director.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Experimental, where there is real risk and discovery.

Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
Presence is important to our work. In theatre, spectators share the same space and flow of time as the performance. This facilitates an active experience. A similar experience is possible with cinema, but it's more rare.

In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
The theme of the work is impossible: the infinite, and whether it may be represented in any form such as image, body or narrative. More than a theological or artistic problem, this is a universal question.

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Harpo. He created his own language.

How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Diversity is very important, especially among our performers. All kinds of bodies deserve to be seen on stage. In this particular production we have children, adults, a pregnant woman, as well as a variety of different trainings and backgrounds.