nytheatre.com q&a preview by Paul Ketchum
September 9, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I knew I wanted to work in theater when I saw Les Miserables for the first time and thought it was awful. I knew I could do better.
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
I've always loved performing for people. I have no idea how cooking shows work.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
This show is about America's Most Wanted. This show is about milk cartons without being about milk cartons. This show is about not hating Moby Dick. Really, this show is about what happens when you don't value others: they tend to disappear.
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Harpo. Harpo would love this show.
Theater is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
Being willing and able to think is necessary for a democratic society. If you're not thinking about your theater too, you're probably spending too much money on Taymor knock-offs.