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Bite the Apple

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Linda Manning
July 30, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Playwright and Performer.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
When I did my first monologue in an acting class from "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." I was far too young for the part, but I was totally into it and when I finished the room was silent. Everyone was listening! Not something I was used to. This live theater thing was for me.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
Six hot women named Red, Cinderella, Snow White, Briar Rose, Rapunzel and Gretel.

Are there any cautions or warnings you’d like to make about the show (e.g., not appropriate for little kids)?
Despite the fairy tale characters, this show is not appropriate for children under the age of 18, adult language and themes.

Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
BRUUUUUUUUUUCE - my play is an intense 90 minute ride through the lives of six fairytale heroines 20 years after their stories have ended full of passion, romance, poetry, danger, and truth. "I'll pay the cost for wanting things that can only be found In The Darkness on the Edge of Town."

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
Because nothing replaces the live experience in our lives where magical, astounding, life-changing moments happen to characters right before our eyes. It's necessary. And FringeNYC offers up an extraordinary palate of new work that cannot be seen anywhere else. You can go to the beach after and talk about it.