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Unproducible  Smackdown

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Julie Foh
March 10, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Director and Co-Producer.

What is your show about?
The Unproducible Smackdown is a night of no-holds-barred theater featuring the most unproducible short plays brought to you by the town’s most daring playwrights.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
When I was about six years old, my mother took me to see a community theater production of Ten Little Indians that one of her friends was in. That's the first time I can remember watching something that seemed so completely real - but knowing that it wasn't since someone I knew was doing things and saying things that weren't like him. I absolutely would have thought the events in the play were really happening if I hadn't known someone in it. Our friend gave me a backstage tour afterwards, still in his creepy, sea-weedy costume and makeup, and I was hooked.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this winter that...?
includes playwrights trying to knock each other out!

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
Audiences will most definitely be talking about this show way into the wee hours of the night at our after party!

Which mythical character would like your show the best: Cyclops, Cupid, Paul Bunyan or the Easter Bunny?
The Cyclops. He liked to smash people and eat sheep. He'd feel right at home at the Unproducible Smackdown.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
In so many ways! I'd buy a theater space first and then use the money to commission playwrights to write unproducible theater - and then produce it!