The Apocalypse of John
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Kymm Walker
July 12, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
At this point I'm from a little of everywhere! I was born in Southern Californa, moved to Vancouver when I was a baby, and moved back to Santa Cruz, California when I was 7. I went to university in Montreal, lived with my cousin in England for a little bit, then back to CA, and finally to New York. Did you catch all that? There will be a test later.
Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I've never been part of FringeNYC so I'm really excited about it! I feel like it's kind of a right of passage for NY actors and I couldn't be happier.
How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
Good ol' Actors Access. It was one of the most fun auditions I'd ever been on and I really wanted to work with them. That atmosphere has carried over into rehearsals and into the show. We have a great time and that's what I hope to share with our audiences.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
I choose all of the above. We're like the perfect shooter - a blend of lots of different flavors that you wouldn't necessarily put together, but that mix to form one hit of awesome enjoyment. Bottoms up!
Theatre is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
I absolutely agree. A truly democratic society is one in which people are free to have and express their own opinions, to shine a light on things that might otherwise be swept under the carpet. Theatre - art in general - is probably the best vehicle for that freedom. Art goes straight to the heart; it has the power to touch people and make them think in a way that no other thing can.