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Street Theater

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mark Finley
June 17, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Director.

What is your show about?
STREET THEATER by Doric Wilson is a suprisingly funny and ultimately moving look at the hour and half before the first Stonewall riot on June 28, 1969.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like to work on Comedy mostly. When you're working on a project, you spend so much time with it. I'd rather that time was spent in a place where I can laugh a lot!

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I've been the Artistic Director of TOSOS--NY's oldest LGBT compny -- for over 10 years now and am very proud of my work with the company. I was lucky enough to direct Chris Weikel's PENNY PENNIWORTH Off-Broadway a few years ago.

Is there a particular moment in this show that you really love or look forward to? Without giving away surprises, what happens in that moment and why does it jazz you?
My favorite part of STREET THEATER is the ending. The show's humor is so refreshing and disarming that when the ending comes I always get swept up in it. It's really inspiring.

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Groucho. Totally Groucho.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
If I had 10 million dollars for theatrical endeavors, I'd get TOSOS a home space. Then I'd plan, budget and pay for our first few seasons (if there's any money left) so that we can use whatever moeny comes in for PR and outreach.