Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Kirk McGee
July 12, 2012
What is your job on this show?
co-playwright, actor playing Practice Guy, and assoc. producer.
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I tend to gravitate toward the comedies. Nothing against dramas- you can learn a lot from drama. But I love creating things that make the audience laugh their pants off and unbeknownst to them still leave with life lessons. In my mind, the show is a hit when the audience says, "That was hysterical and I actually learned something. Now... where are my pants?"
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
Our show is the only one in the FringeNYC that truly celebrates GIRL POWER! It is an awesome feeling to look out into the house and see every one rocking out with us on the finale! I love it!
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
I think Mother Eve is about 90 minutes long... with no intermission... in an air-conditioned theater. But more specifically, it is a celebration of female empowerment and sexuality. I think the songs will stick to the audience long after they see Mother Eve. They will catch themselves reciting Mother Eve's Clit Principles to their friends and family, and will recognize that despite the unusual teaching methods of Mother Eve, which lovingly poke fun at the self-help movement, she does help transform the women to discover their true potential.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Sexy and Smart for sure. I would also include Sensual and Sisterhood for obvious reasons. And let's say sssssss- striddling- it's word.
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
It's funny you ask that because when we are bouncing around ideas for the show, and we can't afford to do it, we say "save that for the $1 million version." So if I had 10 million. I would make sure to use the money to produce an open-ended Off-Broadway run of Mother Eve so everyone can celebrate their cellulite, unleash their inner skank, and discover the hidden potted plant within. I would also pay the actors, writers, and the creative team- and make sure that we could actually make it rain on stage- like the song in the show says.