My Mother's Cars
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Megan Dunlop
September 17, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I went to highschool at The Etobicoke School of the Arts and University at Dalhousie University. Is that junior or sophomore? This Canuck is not sure!
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this fall that...?
showcases the mother-daughter, comedic co-dependant dance and teaches you a lot about cars!
How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
I met Tracey Erin Smith in Toronto many years ago and her Soul-O Workshops sparked the idea of solo work for me. When she came to teach one in NYC, I met my future collaborator and director, fellow Canadian, Amber Godfrey.
Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
Definitely Marge Simpson. My mother's name is Margaret, after all!
Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Of course theater can bring about societal change, as any great storytelling can. We crave understanding and relation and the gift of good theater gives that and makes us feel less alone. We hopefully witness the change we long to see, and aim to make that happen.