nytheatre.com q&a preview by Paul Takacs
August 18, 2013
What is your job on this show?
What is your show about?
Carcass blends a raw, pastoral earthiness with visceral urgency to tell the tale of a once prosperous, now ruined, man and how the crushing weight of his past transgressions bears down on the fate of of his son and family
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in Washington DC and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. I went to St. Mary's College of Maryland and earned my graduate degree from The New School for Drama
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
I guess I do theatre because of its immediacy. Its the ultimate in "working without a net" for both artists and audience.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
The piece is unrelenting. It moves along with the urgency of a freight train and manages to conjure a deeply compelling world all of its own.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Who are your heroes?
My personal heroes are my parents who came to this country from Hungary in 1956 with little more than a suitcase of belongings and managed to carve out lives for themselves of consequence. I stand in awe of their accomplishments. My theatrical heroes are Ivo van Hove, Michael Thalheimer, Steven Hoggett & John Tiffany- directors of singular imagination and vision who've managed to provide me with soul stirring experiences in the theatre.