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Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mario Bosquez
January 20, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Actor.

What is your show about?
A walk through theatrical installation using actors, video and smoke to retell the true stories of a young man who became a rent boy.

Are there boundaries as to what kind of theatre you will take part in?
Since I am currently in an art installation playing a priest who has an inappropriate relationship with a young man and also am playing a woman in another production... I can safely say that I have no boundaries as to what kind of theater I will take part in. The most important aspect for me is to know that I am able to serve the work and the character to the best of my abilities whether that is played out in priest's clothing or size 13 heels.

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I played the Shaman and several other roles in"La Llorona" at Teatro La Tea, a couple of guest appearances in "Latinologues" on Broadway, and played the husband role (Carlos) at Duo Theater's "All About Meat" in which I am now playing the role of Dolores, his wife.

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 feet that, after experiencing "Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict", audiences will either talk right after the show or at some point thereafter... they will confront themselves and whether they have been truthful to themselves about their life experiences. "Confessions" is honest; completely, openly, and at times painfully honest created by a playwright who deals in truth and only the truth. As someone in the show, I am faced with that every single time we perform "Confessions"... have I come face-to-face with my own experiences, memories, demons and have I dealt with them completely? I feel audiences will feel the same way. Everyone has very personal time frames for discussing a performance... "Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict" will, I feel, keep you talking way into the wee hours of the night.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
SEXY! since, coupled with its powerful message and engine that compels you to learn to completely about one person's life experiences, there is a strong undercurrent of sex and various interpretations of what it truly means to be sexy.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would use that money to bring to completion and performance a musical I began writing many years ago and sidelined. The musical is "Xochi"; set in the Pre-Columbian Americas. Nine million of that would be for my own costumes...j/k...