Ahoy, Abel Brown!
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Liz Regan
October 15, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Associate Producer and Actor.
Do you like to read plays, or just perform them?
Perform. I read plays every so often, but usually just my favorites. When I'm reading a play I sometimes have a hard time keeping track of the plot and who's who. It's bad...and embarrassing. I wish I was better at it. That all being said, I can tell if I'm going to like a play within the first 5 pages.
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
I am always surprised by theater. I sit down at the start of the show and I think to myself, "This better be good. This is 2+ hours of my life we're talking about." And then 8 times out of 10 I am impressed and excited by a show. If you're going to make me list a show, I would probably have to say "Lonely, I'm Not" at Second Stage Theatre. It's not the last show I've seen that was great, but it definitely stands out. The play, the acting...everything was fantastic.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
My goal is to get people who come to the show who don't consider themselves "theater-goers" to walk away and talk about it somewhere between 5 minutes and an hour.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
Buy a modest theater so I don't ever have to book another practice space.