nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mateo Prendergast
November 8, 2012
What is your job on this show?
The Actor playing both Bob Tuttle & Chet Davies.
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I was 21, I was at the Kennebec River Brewery in Maine, and doing comedic improv for a small audience. I felt more connected and alive than I had ever experienced in my personal life off stage. That was it, I moved to New York and never looked back.
Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
The playwright. It all starts there. She is the mother. The play is what everything is built upon, the foundation. A strong foundation can hold up the world.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
It's about money. It's about wanting more than just money. Something bigger than money. But what is that "thing" ? Religion? Love? Philosophy? Nature? But we can also enslave ourselves with money, and betray ourselves for money.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Snooki. I bet she could relate to Myra. Myra is slowly coming to terms with the falseness of her life. She has a choice to keep playing the character others want her to be, or become the woman she has the potential to be.
Who are your heroes?
Parents. Specifically parents who give their children a better world to live in then they themselves were born into. My parents included!