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Crossing Verrazano

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mary Sprague
October 12, 2012

What is your job on this show?
actor.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I knew I wanted to be a performer when I was a kid from watching old movies but it wasn't until I was in college that I fell in love with the stage and theatre. Something happens between the audience and the actors every show. It's a living, breathing and magical event.

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
WRITE ON! Running Out Of Time (Reading), HARTFORD STAGE, WRITE ON! Going No Where Fast (Pre-Show Improv), HARTFORD STAGE, Imagination vs. Reality, ART NY, dir. Jack Dyville, At Sea, Baruch Performing Art Center, dir. Mike Metzle, UFF'DA, Joria Studios, dir. Jack Dyville, Noon Encounter, Roy Ariars Theatre, dir. Kelly K. Griffith

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I wanted to work on this show because its based on real events. I love how the writer added elements to bring these events to life.

Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
Marge Simpson is the glue that holds the Simpsons' family together and, love is what holds the friends together, as well as Casey and his mom.

Who are your heroes?
Teachers are my heroes. I think they have a hard and sometimes thankless job. I owe a lot to my teachers.