or what she will
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Monica Jones
July 12, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
In the fourth grade I was cast as the mean ol lion in "The Wiz". The crowd went crazy when I came onstage. Everyone seemed so happy after the show and I loved that feeling. The theater called. I answered.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
Are you kidding??? Ever since I moved to NYC, I have wanted to be apart of Fringe. It is such an amazing experience. It gives artists an opportunity to present innovative, edgy, ground breaking work. Why wouldn't you want to be apart of NYC Fringe???
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
As an actor, this show scared me. That's exactly why I wanted to be in it! I play the role of a young girl who sees the world, for the first time, for all its worth. She goes on such an emotional roller coaster. Charly's writing is intricate and poetic. Its scary and absolutely wonderful!
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Surprising. If I said anymore, it wouldn't be a surprise!
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
I might be very different than the person reading this article, in the way that I look, dress or talk. But my story might very well change their life. Theater can be a door to worlds unbeknownst to the viewer. But...only when we allow for any and every story to be told, by whomever is moved by the spirit to tell it.