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Bite the Apple

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Katherine M. Carter
July 30, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Director.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I'm a midwestern gal from the mitten state (Michigan). Born and raised there until I was 18, then I packed up and moved to NYC to attend Marymount Manhattan College. At MMC I met my collaborators (Amy, Diana, and James) and we started The Other Mirror a few years after graduating. After over seven years, I call New York home.

Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I was a FringeNYC intern back in 2009. I spent lots of time in the office and even more time at home reading plays. What I love about Fringe is the vibrant passion each person involved with the festival wears on their sleeve. It's infectious! It's such a wonderful feeling bringing Bite the Apple, a show I adore, to a festival I have so much admiration for.

How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
Linda and I were introduced through the Directors Company Adaptations for the Stage Workshop. Bite the Apple was in it's first draft. Now a year and a half, a few readings, and a workshop production later we are excited to bring it to FringeNYC!

Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
Marge Simpson-without a doubt. Marge is funny, complex, and has that dark streak. Also, Marge Simpson should see this show, she would love Snow White.

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
The beach has sand, the mountains have beauty, and a blockbuster has a chase scene: Bite the Apple has all three. And FringeNYC has all three in spades. Really, in this economy, you can't afford NOT to head over the FringeNYC.