nytheatre.com q&a preview by Kelsey Lidsky
July 13, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I knew I wanted to work in theater when I realized it was the aspect of my life that I dedicated my heart and soul to without any hesitation or resistance. I was in college, not majoring in theater, and yet I spent the majority of my time working on a show and reading plays. I finally woke up one day and admitted to myself that nothing would ever make me as happy as acting and it was what I was meant to do.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
I want to be part of FringeNYC because it represents and gives voice to a wide-range of voices. It champions unique, honest, fresh story-telling and gives artists the opportunity to tell those stories.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
I think the audience will be talking about this show in some capacity for the rest of their lives. I think they will be part of something very intimate and personal and once they've gone on this journey with the actress, they will leave the theater changed for the better. This show will open their eyes and change the way they see the way animals live and are treated. I also think it will encourage people to want to DO something.
Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
People should come to FringeNYC this summer because it would be a crime not to. While the beach, the mountains and the latest movie may provide fun and entertainment, FringeNYC is a uniquely New York experience that is guaranteed to move the audience and provide them with an emotional, intellectual or even spiritually profound experience.