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The Bromance of the Exes

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mim Granahan
May 29, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Playwright/Director.

What is your show about?
Two best friends find out they share an ex ... one hates her with a passion, the other still carries a torch for her.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I saw a production of "Annie" when I was about 8 or 9 years old. It was just so magical, to create another whole world on a stage.

Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
Ooh, that's hard. Especially for someone who does all three. Actors usually see things from their own character's point of view. Even the playwright often has a character which most represents him or her (everyone knows I do!). But the director's job is to really be objective and see the whole picture. As director, I've discovered things about my own play that I didn't know.

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I came up with the title in a snarky text message to a friend. That's all I can really say about the inspiration. The phrase stuck in my head ... I started writing the play a few months later.

Which mythical character would like your show the best: Cyclops, Cupid, Paul Bunyan or the Easter Bunny?
Well, being a romance, I guess Cupid. Unless, he'd be offended ... he would definitely have a strong opinion about it!

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
If only! I would have my own theatre. A real theatre. A theatre you could actually rehearse at and store your props in. There would be a prop room! Costumes! And I'd rent it out to other companies for practically nothing. And we'd do classical and new shows in rep. Oh, that would be so cool.